Events at Oglesby Mansion

Sorensen and History of Post Office Murals

Save the Date!
Sunday, September 22, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.

Decatur’s Historic Post Office Frescoes

Mark Sorensen will give an illustrated presentation about why and how Decatur got the biggest post office murals in Illinois. Who were the artists and what else did they do? What topics are depicted and why were they chosen? In what context are both Oglesby and Lincoln depicted? How well have these true frescoes held up?

Mark W. Sorensen is the Official Macon County Historian and a past board member of the Oglesby Mansion. After teaching in the Decatur Public Schools he served as assistant director of the Illinois State Archives for 21 years. He is also a past president of the Illinois State Historical Society and has had a number of articles published in ILLINOIS HERITAGE magazine. He recently finished writing short biographies of all 43 men associated with the 1920 and 1921 Staley football teams for the A.E. Staley Museum. Mark and his wife Kathy Sorensen have been in Decatur for 50 years and have served on numerous boards and commissions.

He Said Beer vs. She Said Wine

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Save the Date!
Friday, October 18, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.

The Decatur Club, 158 W. Prairie Ave, Decatur, Illinois

Join us to celebrate our 10th Anniversary He Said Beer vs She Said Wine Fundraiser! We will start the evening with appetizers and a silent auction on the mezzanine at the Decatur Club.

Appetizers are followed with four gourmet courses prepared just for you! The first four courses will be paired with a fine wine and a craft beer. You will vote after you determine which beverage pairs best with the gourmet food.

Everyone is welcome!
RSVP required
Tickets are $75 (Ticket sales begin in September)
Contact Barb Hipple for more information, 217-330-2056

Proceeds from this event help promote and maintain the Oglesby Mansion. Please join us for a fun evening!

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