Jacksonville Illinois

October 14, 2017
07:30 AM - 06:00 PM
Corporate Leisure

Jacksonville was one of the many stations along the Underground Railroad and one of the busiest during the mid-1800s. Several homes used in the Underground Railroad may still be seen in Jacksonville; however, most sites are private residences with no tours provided. For this educational day trip, a member of the Jacksonville Underground Railroad Committee will be our step-on bus guide, as we view the various properties and learn the history behind each. We will also take a walking tour of Woodlawn Farm established by Michael and Jane Huffaker in 1824. The couple built a brick home on the same property in 1840, which later served as an Underground Railroad site. The property tour includes information about the Huffaker family members. Afterwards, we travel to Annabel’s Lee’s Tea Room for lunch. Annabel Lee’s menu includes salads, soups, sandwiches, and desserts. Succeeding lunch, we will tour the mansion of Illinois Governor Joseph Duncan (1834-1838). Built in 1834, the mansion features many of the original Duncan family furnishings. Our last stop is the Strawn Art Gallery located in a beautiful, historic structure featuring art exhibits and permanent collections, which include displays of early Mississippian Native American pottery and the Miriam Cowgur Allen doll collection. Cost includes transportation and admission to the attractions. Lunch and shopping expenses are at your own cost. Planned arrival time is 9:30 a.m., we will depart at 4:00 p.m. Space is limited, minimum of 10 required. Registration required by Wednesday, October 4. No cancellations past 10/04/17; however, a substitute can attend. Shuttle bus departs from Carl Sandburg College’s Center for Manufacturing Excellence, 2051 Tom L. Wilson Blvd., Galesburg

Sa, 10/14/17

Time 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (sunrise 7:12 a.m.; sunset 6:22 p.m.)

$75, CST C01 600