Friday, April 27-Saturday April 28
The History Museum, 332 Maine
Check in and registration 2 to 5 p.m. Friday
All Grant Symposium events are free and open to the public; pre-registration is strongly recommended.
The two-day program, co-sponsored by the Historical Society and the Tri-States Civil War Round Table, will feature speakers Dr. Sam Wheeler, State Historian of the State of Illinois; Larry Werline, Ulysses S. Grant Impersonator; Tim Good, Superintendent of White Haven, U.S. Grant Historic Site; Dr. Steve Belko, Executive Director of the Missouri Humanities Council; and John Alexander, Central Illinois Historian. On Saturday morning, the Governor John Wood Mansion, the Dr. Eells’ House, the Lincoln Gallery, the Lincoln-Douglas Interpretive Center, and the History Museum will be open for tours. For more information or to make reservations, call the Historical Society at 217-222-1835. Because there is limited seating, reservations are strongly recommended. The event is not handicap accessible.