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Land of Plenty: Robert Allerton and His Gift to Illinois
April 24, 2014 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Join us for an evening at Allerton, as Yeoman Filmer Productions presents “Land of Plenty: Robert Allerton and His Gift to Illinois”
7:00pm (Doors open at 6:00pm)
Allerton Park & Retreat Center Library
General Admission: $10 at the door
Reserved Seating: $25 in advance (call 333-3287)
The rich history of Allerton Park and Retreat Center is explored in this short documentary. From the rise of Samuel Allerton, the founder of the family wealth, to the unprecedented gift to the University of Illinois, the film follows the life of this elusive Central Illinois landmark. The creation of this sprawling estate by philanthropist and art collector Robert Allerton is told through interviews, historic photos, filmstrips and vivid images of the Park today.
The film will be followed by a presentation from the film’s Writer and Director, Tory Dahlhoff.
Tickets can be purchased at the door the night of the event. General Admission-$10 / Reserved Seating-$25. Reserved seats must be purchased in advance by calling 217-333-3287.
Ticket fees will help fund additional programs at Allerton. A cash bar and popcorn will be available.