Art and Music on the Prairie
The opening event on Friday September 2nd, “Art and Music on the
Prairie” and will take place 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. It promises to be a
relaxing combination of art, music and food. As it is the
beginning of the Labor Day Weekend, a more casual dress and
interesting topic of “Original Art” will be presented in an art
walk style, involving three of the shops, with popular artists
Lette Marseille, Felicia Olin and others, with a short talk on
the value of original art, combined with live music, and freshly
prepared hors d'oeuvres.
Advanced reservations are recommended by calling 217 947 2238
and include a price discount, plus additional discounts for
students with valid I.D. The deadline for advance reservations
is August 26. Tickets will also be available at the door.
Additional information about the event will be on the website
with reservations forms that can be downloaded.
The Underground Railroad
The dinner lecture for Friday October 7, will be on The
Underground Railroad, featuring Nancy Saul who has done
extensive research on it. Saul has also done a fascinating talk
on controversial subject of the use of quilts as a type of
message system during the days of the Underground Railroad, but
that will be a future topic.
Additional information and the reservation form and menu will be
on the website in September.
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The perils of traveling in an 1800’s winter
Friday November 4, will offer “The Perils of Traveling in an 1800’s Winter”,
presented by Karl Luthin, DVM.
Besides having a busy equine veterinarian practice, Luthin also owns KEL Equine
productions and has been involved in various productions, sometimes as a
reenactor, sometimes providing props, set dressings, and horses for the motion
picture , as well as advisor on accuracy of the equipment for the time period.
Some of the productions he has been involved in are, “Gods and Generals”,
“Glory”, The “John Adams” miniseries, and “Gettysburg”. Most recently providing
a tremendous amount of equipment as well as the horse Daniel Day Lewis rode in,
Reservation forms and more information will be on the website the first part of
[J. Rob Wilson]