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Trutter Museum - The Trutter collection features many world and cultural items. Learn more about the Trutter's story.

Now through February 28, 2015 at the
Philip and Mary Kathryn Trutter Museum


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Coming in April...

The Trutter Center and Museum will host a temporary exhibit in conjunction with the release of the book "Three Lying or Four Sitting:  From the Front in a Ford"  The WW I letters of Kent Dunlap Hagler.  This book was written by Dr. Chris McDonald, a member of LLCC's Political Science faculty, and a former Pearson Master Teacher.

Mr. Hagler was an ambulance driver for the American Field Service during World War I.  The exhibit will feature some of Mr. Hagler's original letters, as well as other personal items.

A public event including a book signing and lecture by Dr. McDonald will be held April 11.  Please check back in mid-March for details on this special event.

The Trutter Story

From the 1940s to the 1970s, Springfield natives Philip and Mary Kathryn Trutter, traveled the world.  From the hundreds of countries and principalities they visited around the globe, they began collecting a vast array of art, artifacts and cultural items of interest.

After Mrs. Trutter’s death in 1977, Phil continued collecting items and further nurtured his love of learning by taking art classes at Lincoln Land Community College.  A friendship between a member of the college’s art faculty and Phil lead to his vision for a museum that would share the couple’s affection for learning and travel.

Upon Phil’s passing in 2000, the family bequeathed much of the collection to Lincoln Land Community College along with a generous stipend to establish the museum on the college’s Springfield campus. The Trutter Museum opened in 2004 and is administered by the LLCC Foundation as a unique and treasured legacy left to benefit students, faculty and the community.

Museum hours:
Tuesday through Thursday – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Mid-May through Mid-August, or any other hours, by appointment.

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