The Way We Were - Volume Two


Cover-FINAL.jpgThe Way We Were - Volume Two is now available!

The Way We Were volumes are a compilation of articles on Morgan County history Greg Olson wrote from 1999 to 2007 in a series of the same name that appeared in the Jacksonville Journal-Courier. Volume Two is a 136-page book that presents 66 articles on a wide spectrum of historical topics.  At least one photograph accompanies each story. 

The book, like the inaugural issue published on the occasion of Jacksonville Savings Bank’s centennial celebration last year, is a completely local endeavor: text by Mr. Olson, design by Steven Varble, and production by Bound to Stay Bound Books, Inc.

To complement the book launch, the bank, in cooperation with the Jacksonville Area Museum will host an exhibit titled “Jacksonville History.”  All of the items in the exhibit relate to stories in the first two books.  Some of the other contributors to the exhibit include MacMurray College, Jim and Karla Stice, John Buchanan, Dick and Donna Cody and Steve Hackett.  Highlighting “Jacksonville History” will be five paintings by nationally recognized local artist Nellie Knopf.  Another exciting element of the exhibit is it will be the first time some of the items have gone on public display.

Cover price of the book is $25.00 but today it will be offered at the special price of $20.00. Mr. Olson will be at the launch to sign the books.  At 5:00 p.m. he will make a few remarks and David Blanchette, board chair of the Heritage Cultural Center which is developing the Jacksonville Area Museum, will give an update on the museum’s progress.