FRANKLIN GROVE – Brian “Fox” Ellis, a storyteller and historian, will present a portrayal of Gen. John A. “Black Jack” Logan, an American soldier and political leader, at a dinner on April 26 at Franklin Creek Grist Mill, 1893 Twist Road.
Tickets will be available through Sunday for $25 each.
The meal will begin at 6 p.m., and Ellis’ presentation will begin at 7.
Born in Murphysboro, Ill., Logan was a racist and an author of the state’s Black Laws, as a member of the Illinois Legislature, before he later became an advocate for African-American equality and education.
He served as a general in the Union army during the Civil War. He also founded Memorial Day as a national holiday.
To buy tickets, call Julie Hage at 815-631-9181 or Ellen Baker at 815-456-2283.
Visit www.franklincreekgristmill.com for more information.