Photo Exhibition

The original exhibit was curated and brought to life by partners from Lewis and Clark Community College and Hayner Public Library District in Fall 2023 using photographs obtained from the Wisconsin Veterans Museum.

Campus and community visitors alike enjoyed a visual journey through time, seeing the American Civil Rights Movement and Vietnam War through photographer Robert J. Ellison’s eyes. The college also held a commemoration event to celebrate the life of Ellison, a Western Military Academy graduate and son of a Monitcello alumnae. 

Upcoming Exhibitions

Feb. 17 - Mar. 27, 2024
Jacoby Arts Center
627 E. Broadway, Alton, IL
Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday


Opening Celebration

Saturday, Feb. 17, 2-4 p.m.

The event will feature:

  • Introduction by Jared Hennings
  • Artist Talk by Ralph 'Bo' Jackson
  • Refreshments by LaMay Catering & bar available.


Past Exhibitions

Aug. 14-31, 2023
Hatheway Gallery
Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday

Watch a video overview of the exhibit

Robert J. Ellison Commemoration Event

2-4 p.m., August 26, 2023
Ann Whitney Olin Theatre
Lewis and Clark Community College
5800 Godfrey Rd., Godfrey, IL

The commemoration event featured:

  • KSDK’s Art Holliday as Emcee
  • Panelist of speakers, including: 
    • John Chappell, Webster University History Professor specializing in 20th Century U.S. History
    • Linda Nevlin, Monticello College Alumna
    • Bill Kaune, Western Military graduate and former classmate of Ellison’s
    • Judge Luther Simmons, local expert in Civil Rights history