Civil War and more: 5 highlights from new Downers Grove exhibit on Blodgett family
By SUBURBAN LIFE MEDIA
DOWNERS GROVE – A new exhibit, “Blodgetts: 100 Years of Family History,” takes a closer look at each member of the Blodgett family, one of the first families to settle in Downers Grove.
The exhibit kicks off with a reception from 6 to 7 p.m. Aug. 9 at the Downers Grove Museum, 831 Maple Ave. It also celebrates the 125th anniversary of the Victorian Blodgett House, which now serves as the museum.
Many Blodgett family members moved away from Downers Grove, and no ancestors currently live in the village. Few relics or heirlooms were left behind.
However, “Blodgetts: 100 Years of Family History” will have plenty of interesting tidbits on display, from documents signed by President Abraham Lincoln to stories of the Underground Railroad.