Logan Historic Arts Neighborhood

Logan Historic Arts Neighborhood The Logan Historic Arts Neighborhood (LHAN) is home to the General John A. Logan Museum, artists studios and the Oak Street Art Fair.

New sidewalks up and down Oak Street!
07/25/2020

New sidewalks up and down Oak Street!

General John A. Logan Museum
07/13/2020

General John A. Logan Museum

NEWS FROM THE GEN. LOGAN MUSEUM – LOGAN 200 RIDERS DEPART MUSEUM AT MIDNIGHT

Laura Varner and I came down to offer the services of the Museum to the riders and support staff of the Logan 200 Bicycle Challenge Friday, July 9 at 11pm. What a great experience to see them on their way. They have a mantra that we, as Americans, all need to adopt. Never Forget, Always Remember those individuals who lost their lives in the service of the United States.

They left the Museum at midnight July 10 for Springfield and will arrive there around 6pm. This ride is to raise money for a Gold Star Family Memorial in Springfield’s Oak Ridge Cemetery. The information on how you can donate to this worthy cause is listed on the event poster.

P. Michael Jones - Director

#alwaysrememberneverforget

How exciting!!
07/08/2020

How exciting!!

NEWS FROM THE GEN. JOHN A. LOGAN MUSEUM - LOGAN 200 CYCLYING CHALLENGE

Chuck Kitson (left) and Andrew Adamczyk (right) drove down from Springfield to map the route of the Gold Star Mission’s 3rd Annual General Logan 200 Cycling Challenge. Their visit to the Museum was to fix the last details for this ride which will start at Murphysboro’s General John A. Logan Museum. The riders will arrive here at about 11pm Friday, July 10 and leave for Springfield at 12:01am July 11.

The first two Logan 200s started at the Logan Statue in Grant Park in Chicago so it great that they’re starting this year’s race from Logan’s birthplace in Murphysboro.

For more information on the Gold Star Mission, its goals, how to donate, etc. see the information below or check out their website goldstarmission.org

How awesome now we’ll have anew walking path at the museum!
06/21/2020

How awesome now we’ll have anew walking path at the museum!

NEWS FROM THE LOGAN MUSEUM – A NEW PATH

Thank you, Kyle Burke, Duane Burke and Burke Electric, for volunteering to make the Museum’s plan to install a new path on the grounds a reality.

This path connects Pats Prairie, the Logan’s Kitchen/Medicinal Garden, the 1914 Logan Monument, the partial foundation of the Logan summer kitchen, and the excavation of the south wall of the Logan home’s foundation.

The Museum cannot thank you enough for your help.

General John A. Logan Museum
06/20/2020

General John A. Logan Museum

NEWS FROM THE LOGAN MUSEUM – “3rd ANNUAL LOGAN 200” TO BEGIN AT MUSEUM

The “Logan 200,” an annual 18-hour Cycling Challenge, will begin at the Logan Museum on July 10. This event was created to raise awareness and educate Illinois’ citizens about the state’s Fallen Heroes. It also pays homage to Logan for establishing ur national Memorial Day holiday. During its first two years it began at the Logan Monument in Chicago.

This event is sponsored by the Gold Star Mission which “was established in 2017 in Springfield, Illinois after several veterans and friends, moved by stories of the Gold Star Families that lost a loved one in Afghanistan or Iraq, took action to help others in need. What started as a desire to provide scholarships for surviving children has evolved into widespread effort to assist Gold Star Families and others in need in order to preserve the memory of our Fallen Heroes.”

The Museum Board, Staff, and Volunteers are proud that this event will start in Murphysboro, Logan’s birthplace.
See attached brochure for more details.

The Burton Barn is getting lots of updates! Hopefully we will invite musicians to come play in the barn in the Fall.
06/17/2020

The Burton Barn is getting lots of updates! Hopefully we will invite musicians to come play in the barn in the Fall.

General John A. Logan Museum
06/17/2020

General John A. Logan Museum

LOGAN MUSEUM UPDATE – IMPROVING THE GROUNDS
While the Museum is closed, we are working on improving the grounds. The planning is done so digging and moving dirt and gravel is all that is left to do.

To prepare for the Kitchen Garden I removed six inches of soil from the surface and piled the dirt around it.
The recent drone shots, which were beautiful, showed, however, that the dirt piles looked ugly. So, at present, I am working to spread the dirt in low spots by the foundation of the Logan’s Summer Kitchen,

Plans call for a path connecting Pat’s Prairie, the Kitchen Garden, the Summer Kitchen foundation and the excavation of the Logan home foundation. This will require removing four inches of sod along the entire path. I’m and old man and I need help.

If you are bored and looking for adventure, we would love some help. This job provides great opportunities to self-distance and get a little exercise. If you are interested, call the Museum Tuesday through Friday between 10:30 and 4:00 to volunteer. Laura will let you know when we will be working.
Photos show before and not finished but getting there shots.

I hope you can see a difference.

P. Michael Jones-Director

General John A. Logan Museum
06/17/2020

General John A. Logan Museum

Murphysboro’s United Methodist Church has strong connections to John A. Logan’s family. His father Dr. John A. Logan was among its founders in 1825. Tom and Sallie Oliver Logan, John A.’s brother and sister-in-law, attended this church their whole lives. Logan’s family members attended the church from 1825 to 1937. In fact, some of his distant cousins still attend there.

The church organized “Camp Meetings” in 1825 and 1826. Dr. Logan and two other men were placed in charge of preparing the grounds. It was probably held on part of the Logan farm.

Rev. Peter Cartwright preached at one of these events. Cartwright’s sermon began by telling people to keep their lunch baskets safe from the man hungry dogs wandering about as everyone would “want some dinner after a while.” These were very simple affairs, just singing and preaching, no hymnals no accompaniment.

This is the church I attend, and I thought about those camp meetings last Sunday as I sat under a tree and listen to Rev. Danny Motta’s sermon. Take away the sound system, the piano, and self-distancing and they were really quite similar to the camp meeting held almost two hundred years ago.

#historyprovidesperspective

06/17/2020
General John A. Logan Museum

Lovely Pat’s Prairie in the neighborhood!

Pat's Prairie on the grounds of the General John A. Logan Museum. One of the great hidden treasures in Southern Illinois!

General John A. Logan Museum
06/16/2020

General John A. Logan Museum

NEWS FROM THE LOGAN MUSEUM – LOGAN INDUCTED INTO LINCOLN ACADEMY OF ILLINOIS’ HALL OF FAME

In May 2020, the Lincoln Academy of Illinois added Major General John A. Logan and five other individuals to its Hall of Fame of Historic Illinoisans.

The Lincoln Academy’s Hall of Fame honors individuals whose contributions to the betterment of humanity were accomplished in or on behalf of the State of Illinois, or, whose achievements brought honor to the state.

This is not the first time Logan has been so honored. In 2006, Logan was placed in the City of Raleigh, North Carolina’s Centennial Hall of Fame for keeping the city from being burned by angry Union troops in revenge for Lincoln’s assassination.

Logan’s fellow inductees were: Judge David Davis, Enrico Fermi, William Le Baron Jenney, Mary “Mother” Jones and Emmet Till.

General John A. Logan Museum
06/16/2020

General John A. Logan Museum

LOGAN MUSEUM UPDATE – IMPROVING THE GROUNDS
While the Museum is closed, we are working on improving the grounds. The planning is done so digging and moving dirt and gravel is all that is left to do.

To prepare for the Kitchen Garden I removed six inches of soil from the surface and piled the dirt around it.
The recent drone shots, which were beautiful, showed, however, that the dirt piles looked ugly. So, at present, I am working to spread the dirt in low spots by the foundation of the Logan’s Summer Kitchen,

Plans call for a path connecting Pat’s Prairie, the Kitchen Garden, the Summer Kitchen foundation and the excavation of the Logan home foundation. This will require removing four inches of sod along the entire path. I’m and old man and I need help.

If you are bored and looking for adventure, we would love some help. This job provides great opportunities to self-distance and get a little exercise. If you are interested, call the Museum Tuesday through Friday between 10:30 and 4:00 to volunteer. Laura will let you know when we will be working.
Photos show before and not finished but getting there shots.

I hope you can see a difference.

P. Michael Jones-Director

06/06/2020
General John A. Logan Museum

General John A. Logan Museum

About a week ago Marc Hudnagel used his drone camera to take pictures of Pat’s Prairie. In that week some changes have occurred, so stay tuned to updates. In the meantime enjoy a short slideshow of our prairie.

Archeology dig of the Logan Home in our neighborhood.
06/06/2020

Archeology dig of the Logan Home in our neighborhood.

MUSEUM UPDATE: “THE BIG DIG”

The excavation has come to a point where digging is minimal, and documentation is important. On Wednesday, June 3, Kevin Lomas, who is our professional volunteer archaeologists, began drawing the profile of the excavation’s north wall.

This profile will show what was used to fill the Logan cellar between 1868 when the Logan home burned and 1881 when the Ward-Cobb House was built.

Can you see the different layers of fill in the photograph? How many do you see and how would you describe them?

Kevin’s work will answer those questions.

Murphysboro School of Art
02/28/2020

Murphysboro School of Art

It such a joy to visit the art classroom and see the students’ art work.

Coming to the General John A Logan Museum!  Not to be missed!
02/26/2020

Coming to the General John A Logan Museum! Not to be missed!

Coming To The Logan Museum In March

Looking good!
01/21/2020

Looking good!

New signs for Jackson County Historical Society

Get your tickets for the museum’s annual fundraiser .
01/15/2020

Get your tickets for the museum’s annual fundraiser .

Artists talks are at 6 PM, reception goes on until 8:30.
01/10/2020

Artists talks are at 6 PM, reception goes on until 8:30.

REGIONAL SPOTLIGHT: TIME and PLACE: The Art of Jan Kappes and Darby Ortolano. On exhibit in the Regenhardt Gallery at Shrode Art Center | Jan 12 - Feb 9, 2020.

01/09/2020
Murphysboro School of Art

Murphysboro School of Art

Murphysboro School of Art is now enrolling for our spring semester. Engaging lessons, small class sizes, one on one instruction in a safe, friendly environment. We provide training in technique and art masters by creating engaging and playful pieces of art. Art is the gateway to self-expression. Expression without judgement or criticism. Hope you can join us!

Oak Street Art
12/19/2019

Oak Street Art

The Oak Street Art artists got together for a holiday celebration. What a year! And another one on the way. Thanks to all who have participated, visited, and volunteered in our events. We love you all!

12/05/2019
RME Art Studio & Gallery

RME Art Studio & Gallery

Yeah! Join me today for my first open gallery day in December! Open Thursday and Friday 10-4pm
1515 Oak St
Murphysboro Illinois

11/29/2019
RME Art Studio & Gallery

RME Art Studio & Gallery

RME Art Studio & Gallery will be open for small business Saturday. We have cards, prints and artwork for every budget!
Open from 10-4

Murphysboro School of Art students are having great success!
11/29/2019

Murphysboro School of Art students are having great success!

Teaching Art has been one of the most humbling experiences for so many reasons. But mostly, because it’s teaching me so much about letting go and letting what is be. And though, on occasion, I still feel disappointed when a lesson didn’t turn out the way I envisioned, I now look at all the work of my students and think, "It’s beautiful". Not because it was perfectly executed or neat, but rather because it’s always their own vision and I know they poured their little hearts out the best they could by “trying”. These pieces are from from the Art Kids class (K-2). It was such a great lesson in learning what their individual signatures are. One line continuous drawing, "What Do You See"? -Mrs. Anna

Oak Street Art
11/16/2019

Oak Street Art

The Holiday Art Sale is ON! 8 artists, 8 mediums, maximum awesome. We (plus food plus music) will be here today (Sat.) 10-5 and tomorrow (Sun.) 12-4. Hope to see you soon!

Oak Street Art
11/13/2019

Oak Street Art

Countdown to the weekend! Eight artists, eight mediums, so many gifts for yourself or (if you must) for someone on your list. Nice, but . . . will there be eat-while-you-browse treats? Yes. Yes, there will be.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1349608711883628/

OAK STREET ART
11/11/2019
OAK STREET ART

OAK STREET ART

Welcome to Oak Street Art, a collective of artists living and working in southern Illinois. Our mission is to nurture connections between art and our community through advocacy, education, and practice. We believe that art is for everyone!

OAK STREET ART
11/09/2019
OAK STREET ART

OAK STREET ART

Welcome to Oak Street Art, a collective of artists living and working in southern Illinois. Our mission is to nurture connections between art and our community through advocacy, education, and practice. We believe that art is for everyone!

Happening in the neighborhood at the Murphysboro School of Art.
11/08/2019

Happening in the neighborhood at the Murphysboro School of Art.

The Art Kids K-2 class “Matisse in Kandinsky’s Garden”. The children thought the Kandinsky Circles remind them of abstract flowers.

Ann’s images make enjoyable gifts to others and ourselves! You can see these Astounding images at the Oak Street Art Hol...
11/08/2019

Ann’s images make enjoyable gifts to others and ourselves! You can see these Astounding images at the Oak Street Art Holiday Boutique November 16 + 17!

Ann Fischer's photographs take the ordinary and make it extraordinary! Come take your pick at the Oak Street Holiday Sale on November 16 and 17th. Details https://www.facebook.com/events/1349608711883628/

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1515 Oak Street
Murphysboro, IL
62966

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Art Studios and Galleries

The LHAN is a historic neighborhood filled with casual fun brought to the community by local artists and the General John A. Logan Museum. Artist’s studios in the neighborhood are frequently open for visitors by appointment or on special occasions like First Fridays.

General John A. Logan Museum https://www.facebook.com/generaljohnaloganmuseum/

Studios in Lhan:

Darby Ortolano Ceramics https://www.facebook.com/darbyoceramics/

RME Art Studio https://www.facebook.com/rachelmalcolmensor/

Luca Cruzat Printmaker 1603 Edith Street

Oak Street Art https://www.facebook.com/oakstreetart/

Murphysboro School of Art https://www.facebook.com/MurphysboroSchoolofArt/

Douglass School Art Place (Glass making studio)

The neighborhood also hosts the Oak Street Art Fair an annual event during the month of April.

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