Illinois State's homecoming exhibit features clothing, yearbooks and memorabilia from 91 years of homecoming at ISU. (Photo Courtesy Illinois State University)
By Paul Morello
NORMAL - As Illinois State University gears up for homecoming next month, a new exhibit at Milner Library is taking a look back at 91 years of homecoming memories.
The exhibit, titled "Re-Living the Celebration: A look back at the themes of ISU's Homecoming," runs through Oct. 31.
Illinois State has had homecoming since 1921. ISU archivist April Anderson said there's a lot of ground to cover.
"Several of the homecoming events they had in the thirties were based around Disney movies, so we do discuss that a little bit. We follow some of the mascot traditions that were part of homecoming. We're just focused on our more ISU-centric homecoming traditions," she said.
The exhibit will include photographs, yearbooks, t-shirts and other memorabilia from 91 years of homecoming at ISU.
"We recognized that homecoming is an extremely important time of year for our students and our alumni. A lot of relationships are made during homecoming, and a lot of connections are made," she said.
This year's homecoming celebration is called "Get Your Groove On" and runs from Oct. 1-7.
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