Free Historic Home Tours for Adlai Stevenson Day
Byline: Daily Herald report
Celebrate Adlai Stevenson Day in Illinois Saturday, Feb. 5, with free guided tours of the in Mettawa.
The tours are offered at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
The one-hour tours will focus on information about Adlai E. Stevenson II and anecdotes about his family's use of the home. Tour visitors will see the home itself, including the study where Stevenson met with dignitaries such as John F. Kennedy and Eleanor Roosevelt, as well as the service building and grounds.
Visitors will learn more about the influential American statesman, known as "the man from Libertyville," as they take in the setting where he wrote speeches, reflected on world events and found solace in the landscape.
Stevenson served as governor of Illinois from 1949 to 1953 and Ambassador to the United Nations from 1961 until his death in 1965. He also ran unsuccessfully for president against Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1952 and 1956. …