Saturday morning, April 28, you will have the choice of touring several historic sites in Quincy or attending a lecture -- “Col. Grant in Illinois” -- presented by John Alexander, owner of Books on the Square in Virden and Springfield. The Historical Society will provide a shuttle from the History Museum (332 Maine Street) to the Governor John Wood Mansion campus (425 South 12th Street) approximately every 20 minutes. Attractions available at the John Wood Mansion campus include the Governor John Wood Mansion, Lincoln Gallery, 1832 Log Cabin, and Livery.
Other historic sites open that day include the Dr. Richard Eells House, 415 Jersey, and the Lincoln- Douglas Debate Interpretive Center, 128 North 5th Street. These sites are within walking distance of the History Museum, and transportation to these locations will be available only in case of inclement weather.
You will receive tickets for the other Saturday lecture sessions (Dr. William S. Belko, Missouri Humanities Council—“Sequel to the Civil War: President Grant vs. the American Indian” -- and Timothy S. Good, Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site – “Grant and African Americans”) and a map of Symposium sites, restaurants, and motels at Check-In/Registration which will be held on Friday, April 27, from 2-5 pm at the History Museum. There will be light refreshments at Check-In/Registration, and you will be able to tour our History Museum at that time.
The Friday evening session features Samuel Wheeler (Ill. State Historian) and Larry Werline (Grant Impersonator) and is scheduled from 7pm to 9 pm. Venues for all sessions will be disclosed at Check- In/Registration. (Symposium sites are not handicapped accessible.) All Grant Symposium events are free and open to the public.
For motel arrangements, please contact the Quincy Convention and Visitors Bureau at 217-214-3700.
All Grant Symposium events are free and open to the public; pre-registration is strongly recommended.