Events at Oglesby Mansion

Counterintelligence in Illinois in the Late 1960s and Early 1970s

magnifying aglassSeptember 30, 4:00 p.m.
With guest speaker Brian Mullgardt, professor of history at Millikin University

History Comes Alive at the Oglesby Mansion!

This talk will examine the FBI’s COINTELPRO (counterintelligence) program in Illinois in the late 1960s and early 1970s. As part of a nationwide investigation of civil rights, antiwar, and other groups, the FBI in Illinois routinely spied on Illinois residents from Chicago to Cairo and resorted to a host of tactics including character assassination, use of misinformation, and police harassment to undermine them. This talk will analyze those efforts.

He Said Beer vs. She Said Wine

He Said Beer vs She Said Wine 2018Dine with Governor Oglesby as he shares memories of overseas adventures

Friday, October 19, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.
The Decatur Club, 158 W. Prairie Ave, Decatur, Illinois

Hors-d’oeuvres & a silent auction on the mezzanine
2nd-5th courses served in the ballroom

Attire: Business Casual
Cost: $75 per person
RSVP by Friday, October 12
Reservations held at the door

A fine wine and craft beer will be paired with each of the first four courses.
You will vote to see which pairs best with the gourmet food.

Proceeds benefit ongoing renovation at the Oglesby Mansion.

Master of Ceremonies: Bruce Nims
The Governor portrayed by Bill Horton
Food presented by Chef Kari Payton of the Decatur Club

Barb Hipple, Kay Nims, Kathy Stopher, Ann Jackson, Susan Bryant, Nathan Pierce, Ron Evans, Missy Batman, Susan Shaw, Sharon Lee

Tour the Oglesby Mansion

Oglesby Mansion exterior with Open signThe Governor Richard J. Oglesby Mansion is open for tours.

March – November
Last Sunday of the Month
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

June, July, August
Wednesdays & Saturdays
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

A $2.00 donation per person is requested. Special tours for individuals and groups may also be arranged for a fee.

For more information, please call 217-429-9422.

We are located at:
421 West William St.
Decatur, IL 62522