33rd IL Volunteer Regiment Band Concert & Ice Cream Social, 5-7pm, Sat., Sep. 14th

The David Davis Mansion State Historic Site is proud to present a concert by the 33rd Illinois Volunteer Regiment Band on Saturday, September 14 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on the mansion grounds in Bloomington.

The band was recreated in 1996 by musicians from Central Illinois, recreating the actual Civil War era band that was mustered at Illinois State Normal University in 1861. The band addresses the history of Civil War era brass bands and the evolution of brass instruments.  The musicians’ uniforms are sewn from wool fiber and are authentic in every detail, patterned from actual uniforms worn by Union soldiers. This authenticity provides the most accurate presentation possible.

The David Davis Mansion Foundation will host an ice cream social during the concert, providing ice cream and toppings. Visitors are invited to bring their lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy an evening of music and comradery on the grounds of the historic Davis Mansion.

The David Davis Mansion State Historic Site (1000 Monroe Drive, Bloomington) is administered by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. It was built in 1872 by David Davis, a U.S. Supreme Court justice and political ally of Abraham Lincoln. It is open Wednesday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for public tours. 

The David Davis Mansion Foundation is a not-for-profit organization supporting education, preservation and acquisition programs for the David Davis Mansion. 

Event Properties

Event Date 09-14-2019 5:00 pm
Event End Date 11-30-2018

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David Davis Mansion

1000 Monroe Drive
Bloomington, Illinois 61701

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