Dinner program's at the Palms Grill Cafe - Update
December 14, 2012, Only four programs remain in this year's series of Dinner Programs at the Palms Grill Cafe. Please note that the “Here I Have Lived” – The History of the Lincoln Home & Neighborhood program, originally, scheduled for Saturday, December 8th has now been rescheduled to Friday, January 25, 2013. We are excited about the programs yet to be presented in this year's series of dinner programs. They include:
Friday, January 4 - Winter Birds
Join Angela Funk, Director of Sugar Grove Nature Center in Funks Grove, to learn all about the birds that call central Illinois home in the winter. From woodpeckers and nuthatches to Carolina wrens and Cooper's hawks, watching and feeding birds in winter is wonderful! Learn more during this exciting and educational program. Angela will also share updates about nature center programs and maple sirup time, which will be here before we know it!
Friday, January 18 – Murphy Hall Revisited,
Originally built as a hall in which to hold temperance meetings, Atlanta's Murphy Hall became, over time, this city's preeminent social
and entertainment venue from 1878 through 1947. Members of the Atlanta Historic Commission will tell the story of this central element of Atlanta's cultural, civic, religious and political scene. Interspersed amongst the stories will be several musical selections reminiscent of performances that would have taken place at Murphy Hall over the decades.
Friday, January 25 – “Here I Have Lived” – The History of the Lincoln Home & Neighborhood
Tim Townsend, Historian at the Lincoln Home National Site in Springfield, will present the story of the Lincoln Home, family, and
neighborhood. Townsend will focus on the history of the Lincoln home from the time of its construction 1839, through Robert Todd Lincoln’s donation of the home to the State of Illinois in 1887, to today. He will also discuss the history of the Lincoln neighborhood from the time that the Lincolns left for Washington, through its evolution to a modern urban residential and commercial area, to the ongoing restoration efforts of the National Park Service.
Saturday, February 16 – Landmarks Illinois
Bonnie McDonald, the new President of Landmarks Illinois, will be on hand to talk about the mission and work of the only statewide nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting the great architectural heritage of the state of Illinois. Landmarks Illinois was one of the earliest supporters and financial contributors to Atlanta's Downey Building Project, the site of the Atlanta Museum and the Palms Grill Cafe.