2019 Special Events at the David Davis Mansion

The Mansion is open for regular tours each week 9am-4pm, Wednesday-Saturday, except holidays. The events below are separate opportunities to visit, during times and dates noted, when special programs are planned for your pleasure. Call 309-828-1084 with questions.

Wheels Through TIme: A Historic Bike Show - Saturday, July 20th

Join us Saturday, July 20th at David Davis Mansion, 1000 Monroe Drive in Bloomington, IL for Wheels Through Time: A Historic Bike Show. 

Show Features:

• Wheels Through Time: A Historic Bike Exhibit
• Bloomington Cycle & Fitness: bikes for riders of all ages, including electric bicycles!
• Peoria Wheelman: antique bicycles on display
• 10:30 and 1:30 Presentations:
Two Hundred Years of Bicycles: New Technologies and Social Acceptance, 1817-2018 presented by Thomas Burr, Associate Professor of Sociology and Anthropology, Illinois State University
Early History of Women’s Cycling in Illinois presented by Christopher Sweet, Bicycle Historian, Illinois Wesleyan
• Noon - Slow Bike Races: bring your bike and participate… awards will be given!
• 4 PM Casual ride on Constitution Trail ending at Keg Grove Brewery.
• Bring your bicycle and join the fun!
This event is free to the public … all are welcome! Donations gladly accepted.

The Historic Acting Troupe will be in the mansion from 10 a.m. to noon. They will be portraying people who actually lived in Bloomington/Normal after the Civil War.

The Mansion is open for tours from 9am to 3:30pm.

For more information, call 309-828-1084 or visit www.daviddavismansion.org

Event Properties

Event Date 07-20-2019 9:00 am
Event End Date 07-20-2019 3:00 pm

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Ongoing Events

Prologue to Presidency: Abraham Lincoln on the Illinois Eighth Judicial Circuit

Ongoing Exhibit

Funded by a total of $33,000 in grants from several organizations, this is the first of such major exhibits to be created in the local Lincoln legacy programs, and is housed in the Lincoln-era barn on the grounds of the David Davis Mansion. The project is sponsored by the former Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission of McLean County as part of the celebration of the Lincoln Bicentennial. The exhibit development was also supported by the Illinois Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission, the Bloomington-Normal Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, and the Looking for Lincoln Heritage Coalition. The Heritage Association of McLean County is working with the Davis Mansion staff and Foundation to promote the exhibit and create related educational programs and special events. For more information, contact the David Davis Mansion State Historic Site at (309) 828-1084.

Looking for Lincoln and Davis

Special exhibits and educational programs related to Abraham Lincoln and David Davis are part of a statewide tourism program. Call (309) 828-1084 for more information.

David Davis Mansion

1000 Monroe Drive
Bloomington, Illinois 61701

Contact Us

Phone: (309) 828-1084
Email: [email protected]

Hours of Operation

Wednesday - Saturday
9am - 4pm