Lincoln Festival in Bloomington, IL, Combines with Route 66 History

Central Illinois is proud of its connection to Abraham Lincoln; it’s not surprising to see references to the great president everywhere, even outside Springfield. Here in Bloomington-Normal, we have the inside track to something special: Abe Lincoln wanders around greeting … Continue reading

Commencing the graduation celebrations

We can hear the strains of Pomp and Circumstance coming from high schools, colleges, and universities all around the Bloomington-Normal area as graduation season fast approaches. Students across central Illinois are preparing speeches, announcements, and invitations in a prelude to their big … Continue reading

Taste some wines, save some windows at historic bed and breakfast

photo by Jumping Rocks Eight-foot-tall stained glass windows greet you as you enter Vrooman Mansion’s two-story foyer. They are original to the mansion that is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year. In the style of the 19th-century revival to the classic craftsmanship, … Continue reading

Lunch on a land cruise – Titanic meets Vrooman

It’s the story that will not be sunk. The Titanic. The stories within the stories have kept this ship floating, a vivid part of history and imagination for more than 100 years. Think you’ve heard all the stories? If you … Continue reading

Seeking a Different Corporate Retreat Location? Choose a Mansion in Central Illinois

When selecting a venue for your corporate retreats and off-site educational seminars, consider what you want to get out of it. When you want to spark creativity, communication, originality, and team spirit choose Vrooman Mansion as your retreat center. A … Continue reading