Historic Homes and Their Untold Stories

Historic Homes and Their Untold Stories
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Sunday, July 28th 2013
3:00 pm

“Historic Homes and Their Untold Stories”
Free Program on July 28 in Decatur
 
Drop in at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 28, at Homestead Prairie Farm as Professor Dan Guillory presents “Historic Homes and Their Untold Stories”.  Admission is free to the farm and programHomestead Prairie Farm, a circa 1860 living history house museum, is located on the grounds of the Rock Springs Conservation Area in Decatur.
 
Professor Dan Guillory, author of nine books, will offer a program based on his latest book, HousePoems. This book contains notes, poems, and photographs of homes throughout Central Illinois.  Houses from Decatur and other locations will be featured including the Culver House, Millikin Homestead and the Governor Oglesby Mansion in Decatur. A book signing will follow the presentation.
 
Dan is the author of The Lincoln Poems which was honored in the Lincoln Bicentennial celebration in 2009.  Dr. Guillory is an Emeritus Professor of English at Millikin University.  He has won awards or grants from the Academy of American Poets, the American Library Association, the Illinois Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. He has published 9 books and over 500 articles, poems, and book reviews.
 
Rock Springs Conservation Area is located on the southwestern edge of Decatur. To get to Rock Springs from Decatur, go south on Route 48 and turn west onto Rock Springs Road or go south on Wyckles Road and turn east onto Rock Springs Road.   Watch for signs. Plenty of parking is available.
 

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