The March 15 event begins at 6 p.m. and ends at 9. "Beware the Ides
of March: Tales of Murder, Mystery and Mayhem" allows visitors to
move from room to room and hear different performances in each spot.
The Ides of March, or March 15, is the day that Roman leader Julius
Caesar was assassinated in 44 B.C. The readings include an excerpt
from Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar."
The event, which will conclude with light refreshments, is not
suitable for young children.
Because space is limited, reservations are required. Call
217-524-0901 and leave a call-back number.
"Beware the Ides of March" is free, though donations are
appreciated. It is co-sponsored by the Vachel Lindsay Association.
Vachel Lindsay Home State Historic Site, operated by the
Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, is open Tuesday through
Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for free public tours.
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The home, located at 603 S. Fifth St. in Springfield, was
built about 1850. It was owned by the sister and brother-in-law
of Mary Lincoln, and Abraham Lincoln visited on several
occasions. Poet, author and artist Nicholas Vachel Lindsay was
born there in 1879 and died there in 1931.
[Text from file received from the
Illinois Historic Preservation Agency]