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

Celebrate St. Patty’s Day at Vrooman with Irish tea, treats and a talk

When The Tea Ladies come to Vrooman Mansion we know to expect something special. Their next event in our beautiful parlor is a Wee Bit ‘O The Irish St. Patrick’s Day Tea. On Sunday, March 17, they will present a … Continue reading

The Best Date Ideas for Valentine’s Day in Bloomington, IL

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, so now is the time to start planning the perfect date. No matter what type of date you are looking for, Bloomington has something to offer. Check out some of our best date … Continue reading

Get in the Spirit, Holiday Concerts in Bloomington, IL

    The holidays are right around the corner and there is nothing better to get you in the spirit then listening to some holiday music. Bloomington offers a great deal of holiday music including orchestras, choirs and bands. Check … Continue reading