After over a year of construction, the Ella Elizabeth Hise Museum of Regional Art has been completed. Southeastern Illinois College will hold a grand opening ceremony at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 23, in the George T. Dennis Visual and Performing Arts Center (VPAC) Theatre.
Located on the west side of campus near the south entrance off College Road, this museum will be a showpiece for the region. Retired Air Force Colonel William C. Hise and the estate of his late twin brother Air Force Brigadier General James C. Hise, who passed away in February 2016, have given this generous gift. This museum will be named in honor of their sister, Ella Elizabeth Hise, a long time teacher and art supervisor for Harrisburg Public Schools.
The public is invited to attend this ceremony. Immediately following the grand opening, there will be a ribbon cutting and tours of the Ella Elizabeth Hise Museum of Regional Art along with a light reception in the George T. Dennis Visual and Performing Arts Center.