The Quincy Museum at 1601 Maine Street is proud to announce its new exhibit, “Hidden Underfoot: Historic Archaeology in Illinois.”

The Quincy Museum at 1601 Maine Street is proud to announce its new exhibit, “Hidden Underfoot: Historic Archaeology in Illinois.”

This fascinating exhibit features a collection of scale models of buildings from around Illinois accompanied by artifacts found at the sites. These scale models are on loan from the Illinois State Archaeological Survey at the University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign. Part of this exhibit features a collection of artifacts and images of archaeological digs conducted north of Quincy during the widening of Illinois 96 and during the construction of the Interstate 72 extension by the Fairgrounds. Archaeologists excavated farmsteads and even an abandoned town, and visitors are able to see the artifacts that they recovered.

There is also information about historic archaeologists and the interesting pieces of the past that they discover. Many of the artifacts are on temporary loan from the Illinois State Museum in Springfield. The exhibit will be on display until Dec. 31. The Quincy Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m.