For two and a half decades, from 1989 to 2013, David Blanchette served as the Public Information Officer for the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency and later the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. He served in that capacity during IHPA's infancy, and during the conceptualization, design, construction and opening of ALPLM, a world-class museum and library. Dave discusses these topics in detail, as well as the management turmoil that the department experienced in the years following its opening.
Interview Session 01 (Audio)
Early career as journalist and the 1990s at IL Historic Preservation
Interview Session 02 (Audio)
Press dealings for the planning and construction of ALPLM
Interview Session 03 (Audio)