Three Illinois Women During the Civil War – June 23
Join us Saturday, June 23 for a one-of-a-kind event celebrating the Illinois Bicentennial! Three Illinois Women During the Civil War tells the story of three different heroic women from Illinois. This one woman show features portrayals of Mother Bickerdyke, a woman from Galesburg she established 300 field hospitals and assisted wounded soldiers on 19 battlefields, Albert Cashier, who was born a woman but passed as a man for most of her life after serving as a soldier during the Civil War, and Julia Dent Grant, the wife of the commanding officer of the Union Army. The show will begin at 2:00pm with doors opening at 1:30. This is a free event, but an RSVP is appreciated so we know how many to expect. You can RSVP online by going to www.PontiacEagle.com/ticketing or by giving us a call at 815-844-1187.
About the performer: Betty Carlson Kay, now of Wilmette, taught in Springfield for 34 years and caught the history bug. About 10 books later, she is enjoying bringing history to life through presentations of historical figures. For the Illinois Bicentennial, she is traveling across the state with the Illinois Humanities Speakers Bureau doing her presentation of THREE ILLINOIS WOMEN DURING THE CIVIL WAR, including Mother Bickerdyke, Albert Cashier and Julia Grant, three little known women who have great stories to tell!
American History at Hollywood Speed – July 7
A summer enrichment course presented by Heartland Community College. For more information or to register, click here to visit them online or call 815-842-6777.
Join us at the historic Eagle Theater in Pontiac for a fascinating guided tour through the past 100 years of American history. The class will be peppered with Hollywood moments and melodies that will turn your toes to tappin’. Learn hard-hitting history, just as it was, and how Hollywood responded to two World Wars, The Great Depression, the turbulent 1960s, surprising presidential elections, and much more. This visually-stunning, audience-empowered presentation is as entertaining as it is educational.
Skip Griparis Presents The Guys Who Gave Us Rock – September 15
Join us for this one night only event! Skip Griparis’ The Guys Who Gave Us Rock takes us on a journey through the 40’s, 50’s, and 60’s celebrating the evolution of rock n roll. Tickets go on sale Monday, June 25!
Tickets are $17 in advance or $20 at the door. All seats are general admission. Doors will open at 6:30 on the 15th with the show starting at 7:00. The show will last approximately 2 hours with an intermission. To order your tickets, head to www.pontiaceagle.com/ticketing or call 815-844-1187 starting June 25. Summer box office hours vary, so if someone doesn’t answer your call, please leave a message and we will return it as soon as we can!
Refund Policy: Refund policy: If you or any member of your party are unable to make your reservation, we do not offer refunds. You are welcome to give your reservation to another person if you are unable to use it. If WE must cancel an event for any reason, including but not limited to a severe weather or catastrophic event, illness, death or any other Act of God, we will notify you at our earliest convenience and will offer refunds.