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Misselhorn Art Gallery
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Length: 12:28

Up until the 1960s, the old Gulf, Mobile & Ohio (GM&O) Depot in Sparta, Illinois was a stopping point for railroad travelers. It had been vacant for years, but in 1992, it became home to the Misselhorn Art Gallery. Roscoe Misselhorn (1902-1997) was known for sketching Illinois and Missouri historical sites and landmarks. As a legacy, he left behind 2,000 sketches, painting, block prints, ink drawings, cartoons, advertising art, and much more. Jak Tichenor takes a tour of the depot's collection with Terry Waldron, chair of the Misselhorn Art Foundation and a Sparta High School art instructor. InFocus showcases Misselhorn's work, in particular his railroad and train drawings, as well as his renderings of local Randolph county sites, such as the Charter Oak School and St. Mary's covered bridge, and a collection of In the Heat of the Night movie memorabilia.

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Link To video segment: Episode: 417