14th and Main Sts., Mt. Vernon Illinois 62864
History was made here when Abraham Lincoln won a tax case for the Illinois Central Railroad in 1859. Other notable people and events include Clara Barton, founder of the American Red Cross, who turned the courthouse into a hospital during the aftermath of the great tornado of 1888.
Other History nearby:
(Chester) Cohen Mansion
(West Frankfort) Depot Veteran's Museum/Coal Miners Mem.
(West Frankfort) Frankfort Area Historical Museum
(Okawville) Heritage House Museum
(Mt. Vernon) Jefferson County Historical Village
(Mt. Vernon) Mount Vernon Appellate Courthouse
12/08 Coming to The Mt. Vernon area
International Bar-B-Q Festival Owensboro KY May10-11 The Owensboro riverfront becomes a hub of activity when cooking teams gather to compete with their secret recipes for barbecue.
Historic Newburgh Wine, Art and Jazz Festival Newburgh IN May17-18 There will be non stop jazz, wonderful wines, great food, and the opportunity to browse and purchase local art. All of this overlooking the beautiful Ohio River at the Old Lock & Dam Park.
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.
Lower Town Arts and Music Festival Paducah KY May17-19 The Lower Town Arts and Music Festival in Paducah, Kentucky is THE regional Festival for Western Kentucky and the surrounding area. The Festival's mission is to celebrate the cultural richness of this part of the country.
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.