Ottawa, IL - The Middle of Everywhere

We the People - a traveling exhibit

9/11 was a tragic day for our country.  Educating younger generations about this tragedy bridges the gap of firsthand experience and fosters understanding of its lasting impact on our nation.  At the center of the exhibit are two beam pieces from the north tower of the World Trade Center which serves as a powerful reminder of the September 11th attacks.  The Talk-Back Star Table, designed to engage children in thinking and communicating about helping others in their community, compliments the beams.  The exhibit is generously shared with us from the Children’s Museum of Oak Lawn, IL and will be available for public viewing at the ICC Ottawa Campus for the month of July, 2024.

Schedule of Events

Monday, July 1 | 10am
Procession of “We the People” exhibit with the Illinois State Patriot Guard and area first responders.  The caravan will begin in Morris traveling down Route 6 through Seneca and Marseilles to Ottawa.

Saturday, July 6 | 10am – 3pm
Grand Opening Ceremony
10am Posting of the Colors by the American Legion followed by a ribbon cutting wiht the Ottawa Area Chamber of Commerce.

We welcome the community to celebrate the arrival of the exhibit.  Our generous sponsors will be treating guests to hot dogs, popcorn, sno cornes, and water/soda starting at 11am until supplies last.  The OVC will also launch the children’s scavenger hunt, participants will receive a goodie bag when completed.  Please look for detalis on our website or our Facebook page.

Saturday, July 6 through Wednesday, July 31
“We the People” exhibit will be avialable for public viewing at the IVCC Ottawa Campus at 321 W. Main Street Room #101.
Monday – Friday | 8:30am – 4:30pm
Saturday | 10am – 3pm