Historic Pullman Foundation features its 50th anniversary exhibit From Wrecking Ball to National Park at Pullman Exhibit Hall

Learn what it takes to preserve a neighborhood’s history at Historic Pullman Foundation’s new exhibition From Wrecking Ball to National Park.

As HPF celebrates its 50th anniversary, the exhibit explores the successes and set-backs on the road to preservation through HPF’s own collection and archives. From Wrecking Ball to National Park follows Pullman’s journey through the generations of people who have dedicated their time and talents to the common goal of preserving the community they love.

From Wrecking Ball to National Park features ephemera, architectural remnants, photos, and rarely exhibited objects from more than 50 years of Pullman’s preservation movement. The exhibit draws on interviews with community members across Pullman and features their own stories and memories in an audio tour that extends out into the neighborhood.


Thursday through Sunday, 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. CT

Entrance for Pullman Exhibit Hall is free but donations are encouraged. All proceeds support Historic Pullman Foundation and its role as the official philanthropic partner of Pullman National Historical Park, National Park Service.

Have a Pullman story to tell, or have an artifact to share? Get involved as we celebrate 50 years throughout 2023. Contact Rebecca Conant for participation or volunteer opportunities at rconant@pullmanil.org.

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