Nice column by state historian Dr. Samuel Wheeler on the constitutions of the State of Illinois ("Illinois celebrates constitution," Aug. 26). I have met Dr. Wheeler several times and found him both knowledgeable, enthusiastic about his job, and very friendly.
The only quibble I have with his column is his not mentioning that the original 1818 constitution is currently on display in a special exhibit at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum. It will be on display until the end of the year as part of the exhibit on the four presidents with ties to Illinois.
Thomas Steinhart, Decatur