Past Event

Illinois Turns 200 Podcast in Vandalia

Illinois Turns 200 continues in Vandalia and features a reappraisal of Joseph Lyford’s 1962 bestseller The Talk in Vandalia; Mary Truitt on William C. Greenup and the National Road; Dale Timmerman on the many possible origins of the name “Vandalia”; Steve and Kyle Barker on the pleasures of renovating and restoring historic homes in the present; and Linda Hanabarger on the hidden history of the Underground Railroad in the area.

Chris Vallillo and Bucky Halker are going to perform music that captures the character and culture of Vandalia while a special guest from the town’s past is on hand to share his thoughts on the place.

Refreshments are provided after the program.