Springfield architect David Finnigan will be the featured speaker at the next meeting of the Lawrence County Historical Society on Monday September 26th at 7 p.m. at the History Center in downtown Lawrenceville. He is the author of two books, the most recently published is “Thousand Year State House: The Art and Architecture of the Illinois State Capitol.” Finnigan will discuss that book which deals with the history of the Capitol Building, its architecture and design, and the paintings and sculptures displayed inside. He is a native of Lincoln, Illinois and did his undergraduate and graduate work at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. He is now associated with the firm of Graham and Hyde Architects in Springfield, Ill. The program is free and open to the public.