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January, 2013

Campbell Center receives 2-year grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Campbell Center received a Preservation and Access Training Grant from NEH.  The grant will support part of Campbell Center's Collection Care Training Program From May 1, 2013 through April 30, 2015.

November, 2012

Campbell Center Campus opens the Frances Wood Shimer Memorial Arboretum

On November 2, 2012,Campbell Center hosted a Groundbreaking Ceremony for the new Frances Wood Shimer Memorial Arboretum located on the Campbell Center campus. 

The campus is home to hundreds of trees and shrubs, including about 60 different varieties of trees.  Some are rare, including 3 old-growth American chestnut trees.  One of these trees is listed on the Illinois Dept of Conservation’s “Big Tree” register as the largest American chestnut tree in Illinois. The arbotetum is working toward accreditation which will hopefully be completed in spring of 2013.

The Arborteum will have its Grand-Opening on May 18th.  More details to come.