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Bob Rogers - IHPA legacy

Bob Rogers formed his own exhibit design company, BRC Imagination Arts in 1981. In 1998 his firm won the contract to develop the exhibits for the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum. Bob's mission was to create a museum that would inspire visitors “with a greater attraction to and fascination with the life and times of Abraham Lincoln.” Over the next several years, he and his firm collaborated closely with the staff of the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency and created a revolutionary new type of presidential museum. The museum opened in 2005 to wide acclaim, wowing the public while also receiving accolades from scholars and educators. By all accounts, the museum has achieved that goal.

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The Lord Nelson Story

Interview Session 01 (Audio)

Early career, launching BRC & obtaining ALPLM exhibit design contract

Interview Session 02 (Audio)

Discussion of exhibits built for the Lincoln Presidential Museum

Interview Session 03 (Audio)

More discussion on Museum exhibits, and launch of the Museum


Evening with the Creator Series 



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