State Museum wants ‘Gen X’ contributions for fall exhibition

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois State Museum plans to turn its attention this fall to what it calls the “forgotten” Generation X. The exhibition, “Growing Up X,” is planned for opening in October at the Springfield museum. Curator of History Erika Holst is inviting those born from 1965 to 1980 to fill out a survey of their experiences and to consider loaning the exhibit items from that era, from portable cassette players to early cellphones and word processors.