19th century desk with letters and writing materials

To schedule a tour, register for a special event, or ask a question, contact:

Sarah Adams, Curator of Collections and Interpretation

Edwards Place of the SAA

700 North 4th St.
Springfield, IL  62702

(217) 523-2631


Sarah Adams holds a B.A. in Religious Studies from Western Illinois University and an M.A. in Museum Studies from the University of Kansas.  She has worked in the museum field since 2012 with a focus on history and anthropology. 
Sarah's research interests include 19th century history, religious culture, women's history, and the anthropology of food and feasting.  Her research interests examine how our everyday habits influence and are influenced by the society in which we live. As a museum professional, she uses artifacts to help tell stories about those habits so we can make a bridge to our past by forging tangible connections to it.

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