Celebrating 20 Years!

Celebrating 20 Years!


The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Bradley University (OLLI) is a group of more than 1,000 individuals, age 50 and over, who learn together through three distinct programs: OLLI Classes, OLLI Learning Trips, and OLLI Study Groups.

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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Spoon River Anthology -- September 23, 2010



In another OLLI exclusive, participants took a trip through Fulton County as immortalized by Edgar Lee Mastesr in his 1915 Spoon River Anthology. Joan Johnson, retired English teacher and Masters expert, joined us to present historical commentary about how the book is still relevant, nearly 100 years after its original serialization.

Stops during the day included the Rasmussen Blacksmith Shop and Museum in Lewistown, Ipava Pioneer Museum with Camp Ellis memorabilia, restored Freeman School, Harold Lee Welch Art Studio, a chicken and noodles luncheon at Smithfield Red Brick School, the Canton railroad depot, and historic downtown buildings.

The day culminated in a fascinating reading from Spoon River Anthology amongst the tombstones used by Masters to glean names and stories for his poems.

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