421 W. William St., Decatur Illinois 62522
Home of Richard J. Oglesby, U.S. Senator and three-time governor of Illinois. Built in 1874, the home has Ogelsby's original library which has been lovingly restored with wallpaper and furnishings of the Gilded Age.
This mansion is of the Italianate style, including low-pitched roof with belvedere, or flat deck area at the roof's center complete with a balustrade (railingworks); bay windows and verandas. The diamond-shaped lead window panes are original to the home and set off the graceful facade. The interior of the house features parquet wood flooring, a walnut staircase and seven fireplaces.
Other History nearby:
(Athens) Abe Lincoln Long Nine Museum
(Clinton) C.H. Moore Homestead
(Champaign) Champaign County Historical Museum
(Springfield) Executive Mansion
(Decatur) Governor Oglesby Mansion
(Decatur) Hieronymus Mueller Museum
10/16 Coming to The Decatur area
Peoria Heights Art Fair Peoria Heights IL May11 A great weekend is planned; the show coincides with the Race for the Cure and the Illinois Art League members show at the Village Hall. A hospitality tent will be open throughout the Art Fair with coffee and donuts in the morning and water and fruit during the day .
Belleville Art on the Square Belleville IL May17-19
Springfield Old Capitol Art Fair Springfield IL May18-19 Whether you are a serious art collector or are just developing an appreciation, there is original art here for you, in the form of jewelry, sculpture, photography, glassware, pottery, wood, metalwork, oils, watercolors, and other media.
Summer Camp Music Festival Chillicothe IL May24-26 The first Summer Camp Music Festival was held in 2001 at Three Sisters Park in Chillicothe, IL. About 1,000 attended the festival that year, and enjoyed over 20 bands on 2 stages over the course of 2 days. Since then, Summer Camp Music Festival has grown to more than 15,000 attendees, hosting more than 100 bands on 7 stages over 3 days.
International Horseradish Festival Collinsville IL May31-June2 Admission is always free, parking is always free and musical entertainment is always free at the Horseradish Festival.
Art on Main Fine Arts Festival Canton IL June1-2 This inaugural fine arts festival will feature original art from the best of our Midwest artists. Come to view and to purchase excellent art pieces in a variety of categories: Painting / Drawing, Jewelry, Clay / Ceramic, Photography, Glass, Sculpture, Woven Textiles, and Wood.