"Blessings of the Table" - Thanksgiving at Clover Lawn, 9am-3:30pm, Nov. 1st-16th
Between November 1st and November 16th, David Davis Mansion Historic Site will feature "Blessings of the Table" with displays and decor representative of fall's glorious bounty in the 1870s.
The Mansion, known as Clover Lawn by the Davis family, will be decorated for Thanksgiving throughout the season, and each day the bountiful foods, family celebrations and charitable customs of the period will be the topic of tours for the public. In addition to the Mansion’s collection of antique china and rare silver, visitors will see the large variety of delicious foods that were typical of a Thanksgiving celebration in the Victorian age - a traditional feast of turkey, pumpkin pie, and all the trimmings. Thanksgiving was the time of year when the dining room was as magnificently decorated for the holidays as the parlor, and visitors will feel as if they are immersed in a 19th century feast.
“The Blessings of the Table” is co-sponsored by the David Davis Mansion Foundation and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, which administers the David Davis Mansion. Donations are always encouraged.
Regular tours of the Davis Mansion are free and open to the public, and are offered Wednesday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The site will be closed on Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays and holidays.
The David Davis Mansion State Historic Site, built in the 1870s for U.S. Supreme Court Justice David Davis and his wife, Sarah, is located at 1000 Monroe Drive in Bloomington, IL.
|Event Date||11-01-2019 9:00 am|
|Event End Date||11-16-2019 3:30 pm|