Exhibit Highlights Maywood’s Rich History

Thursday, March 14, 2019 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews

A museum-quality exhibit highlighting some of Maywood’s rich history could be coming to a public building near you.

On March 11, Tom Kus, the chairman of the Maywood Preservation Commission, offered a sneak peek of the three-paneled exhibit, which was created by Miriam Moore, an Oak Park visual designer.

“Our intent is to get this to village hall, take it to the high schools, have it here at the library and eventually find a home for it,” Kus said, adding that he plans to launch the traveling exhibit in the coming weeks.

The exhibit could go on display at various public buildings in the village in the coming weeks, Kus said. | File

“A lot of people lived here, a lot of great things happened here and this is part of what we want to do to promote it,” he said.

The exhibit is a visually appealing panoramic that captures the village’s rich racial and cultural diversity. And it may not have been possible without one of Maywood’s proudest sons.

Moore dedicated the exhibit to the late Lennel Grace. | File

Moore dedicated the exhibit to the late Lennel Grace, “a Maywood historian who fiercely believed in the power of knowledge of place and history. He was my guide when working on this project about Maywood’s history.” VFP

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