The Livingston County Library has partnered with the County Cultural Fair and the Grand River Historical Museum to bring a traveling exhibit to Chillicothe.
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Press Release from the Livingston County Library
The Livingston County Library has partnered with the Livingston County Cultural Fair and the Grand River Historical Museum to bring a traveling exhibit to Chillicothe. The Exhibit titled, Homeland: Northeast Missouri and The Sac and Fox Journey Home will be on display at the Livingston County Library until the end of January. The 8 foot high by 10 foot wide paneled exhibit focuses on one Sac and Fox legend that explains their sacred relationship to all of creation. It tells the legend of twelve boys who traveled out of their village to look for ways to enrich and strengthen their tribe. The legend tells how each of these boys sacrificed themselves for things that would eternally benefit the Sac and Fox people for generations to come. The exhibit focuses on this legend because it shows the links modern Sac and Fox people with beliefs established hundreds of years ago.
The Sac and Fox tribes were prevalent in northeast Missouri and western Illinois. This exhibit is “part of a larger project undertaken by the Missouri Humanities Council to increase knowledge of Missouri’s Native American History,” states Council representatives.
The exhibit is house on the main floor of the Livingston County Library and visitors are invited to view the exhibit during normal Library hours, Monday-Thursday, 9am-7pm, Friday, 9am-5pm and Saturday, 9am-4pm.