Stephenson County Historical Society To Host Annual Dinner April 12

Freeport, Illinois — The Stephenson County Historical Society will host its annual dinner on April 12, 2018 at Grand River Hall in Freeport beginning at 5:30 pm.

The general public and members of the Historical Society are invited to attend the dinner which will include a program featuring an historical portrayal of Samuel and Olivia Clemens, aka Mr. and Mrs. Mark Twain, presented by Stuart Corsa and Mary Ann Guttman.

The event will be held at the Grand River Hall, 101 S. Liberty Avenue, Freeport, located in the historic Rawleigh complex. The Society is excited to host its dinner at a location which is such an important part of Freeport’s history.

The evening begins at 5:30 pm with a cash bar and silent auction.  Dinner will start at 6 pm, after which a brief business meeting will be held, including a recap of the year’s news and events. The Twain program will follow. Raffle tickets for this year’s quilt raffle will also be available for purchase.

Tickets for the dinner and program are $40.  Reservations are required and are due by April 6th and may be made by calling the Society at 815-232-8419

The Stephenson County Historical Society’s mission in cooperation with the Freeport Park District is to preserve and promote local and regional history. This is achieved by maintaining, collecting and conserving quality artifacts and educating the community.

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