Book Lovers Holiday – Meet Authors And Historians 10 AM, 1 PM, 2 PM

Book Lovers Holiday – Meet authors & historians 10am, 1pm, 2 pm

Sat Nov 28 10:00:00 2015

Guebert, Fraker, Cobb headline Thanksgiving weekend holiday event

Get out of the house after your holiday meal! The Museum and Visitors Center Gift Shop will be open on Black Friday, Nov. 27 (the day after Thanksgiving) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Bring your family and out of town guests to shop for unique local items, explore our galleries and see the new Cruisin’ with Lincoln on 66 exhibit. Members will get 10% off all purchases and of course Museum memberships make a great holiday gift.

On Saturday, Nov. 28 we will participate in the popular Small Business Saturday with a new event called “Book Lovers Holiday” with special giveaways and an exclusive lineup of popular authors and local historians. Join us in the historic Gov. Fifer Courtroom for three different book programs then buy a signed copy in the Visitors Center.

At 10 a.m. Alan Guebert, author of the weekly syndicated column “The Farm and Food File” will present a holiday-themed program filled with stories about Christmas, good food, and Howard the Dairyman. We’ll also enjoy Lutheran Christmas hymns! Guebert’s latest book The Land of Milk and Uncle Honey will be for sale and he will sign copies. Guebert’s co-author and daughter, Mary Grace Foxwell, will also participate in the event. She conceptualized, compiled, and edited the book. She also wrote the epilogue which details her own memories of her father and lessons gleaned from her grandparents’ farm.

At 1 p.m. local attorney and author Guy Fraker will take you on a journey along the Eighth Judicial Circuit where Abraham Lincoln and David Davis established their successful legal careers. His book Lincoln’s Ladder to the Presidency: The Eighth Judicial Circuit examines Lincoln and his circle of influence in Illinois that helped him win the White House. It is also available for purchase in the Visitors Center.

At 2 p.m. Ruth Cobb will present a local history presentation on the former Illinois Soldiers’ and Sailers’ Children’s School in Normal. She edited the popular book A Place We Called Home: A History of Illinois Soldiers’ Orphans’ Home 1864-1931, Illinois Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Children’s School 1931-1979. It will be available for purchase.

Admission to the Museum is FREE all day Saturday, Nov. 28 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission to the Visitors Center is always free during operating hours. To learn more, visit www.mchistory.org or call Marketing and Community Relations Director Jeff Woodard at 309-827-0428.


Saturday, November 28, 2015
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Cost: Free


McLean County Museum of History 200 North Main Bloomington IL 61701 (309) 827-0428

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