TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — A new partnership is allowing the Vigo County History Center to bring pieces of the past out into the community.

Wednesday, the Vigo County History Center unveiled a new exhibit at Ivy Tech called The History of Medicine in Vigo County.

The exhibit features a variety of artifacts, like early medical equipment, a mask, medicine bottles, and historic photos. Ivy Tech Professor Allen Shotwell worked alongside the History Center to create the exhibit.

“There’s lots of things that happened in the past in Terre Haute that sound very familiar today,” said Shotwell. “There was a big smallpox outbreak, there was a lot of political controversy, there was a lot of arguments over vaccination and quarantine.”

The partnership between the History Center and Ivy Tech will also feature a speaker series.