History on wheels at Davis Mansion
Cars will cruise to David Davis Mansion
on Sept. 6 to raise money for historic site
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[September 03, 2014]
BLOOMINGTON – Vehicles of all
styles and vintages will be on display Saturday, Sept. 6, at the
David Davis Mansion State Historic Site to raise money for programs
and services at the historic home.
The fourth annual Cruise-In at the Mansion runs from 11 a.m. to 4
p.m. It’s open to the public for a $5 donation, which goes to the
David Davis Mansion Foundation. There is no fee to enter a vehicle
in the show.
In addition to fun and fascinating vintage cars, the event includes
food concessions by St. Mary’s Boy Scout Troop # 20 and ice cream
provided by Schwan’s Quality Foods. The band “Protégé,” sponsored by
Scott and Susan McCoy and Don and Cindy Kopack, will provide music.
The Cruise-in at the Mansion is sponsored by the Car Community
Automobile Club and will feature no judging or trophies – just a day
of enjoyment for vehicle owners and enthusiasts. Dash plaques will
be given to the first 150 participants.
To register a vehicle and reserve a dash plaque, email firstname.lastname@example.org
or call (309) 378-4391. On-site registration opens at 11 a.m. the
day of the event.
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The mansion, 1000 E. Monroe in Bloomington, was built in 1872
by David Davis, a justice on the U.S. Supreme Court who had
played a major role in getting Abraham Lincoln elected
Now operated by the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, the
mansion is open for public tours Wednesday-Saturday from 9 a.m.
to 4 p.m. The David Davis Mansion Foundation is a not-for-profit
organization supporting education, preservation and acquisition
programs at the site.
[Text received; CHRIS WILLIS,
ILLINOIS HISITORIC PRESERVATION AGENCY]