Oglesby Mansion History Comes Alive Program
March 19, 2016
The Governor Oglesby Mansion is proud to announce that Dr. Dan Guillory, Professor Emeritus at Millikin University, will read poetry from his book The Lincoln Poems, as part of the History Comes Alive series. The event will be held Saturday, March 19 at 4pm at the Governor Oglesby Mansion. The program is free and open to the public. Dr. Guillory will conclude with a book signing.
The Lincoln Poems is a book of poems written in Lincolnâ€™s assumed voice, dramatizing events throughout his life including his childhood, family, and presidency. Dr. Guillory has reviewed poetry for 25 years and has published nine books on history and poetry.
Following the presentation, an optional dinner will be offered at 5:30pm for guests wishing to stay and enjoy the mansion. The dinner is $35 per person and includes English pea salad, ham loaf with scalloped pineapple, cranberry apple cornbread dressing, blueberry muffins, and assorted desserts. Reservations are required and seating is limited. Place your reservations by contacting Tina King at 217-877-6768. Proceeds from the dinner fund transportation for school children to attend the annual Oglesby Mansion Play in March.
The Oglesby Mansion is located at
421 West William Street in Decatur, IL
Street parking is available.