Rock Springs Nature Center hosting program on 1800s stage entertainment

DECATUR - Rock Springs Nature Center is inviting central Illinois residents to attend its program on theatre and popular entertainment in 19th Century America on July 19.

Officials say the program will begin at 2:00 p.m.  Attendees will learn more about plays and other forms of stage entertainment in the 1800s during this event.  Eastern Illinois University Professor of Theatre Arts Dr. Christopher Mitchell will be a guest speaker for this program.

This program is free and open to the public.  Additionally, officials say no advance registration is required.  For more information about the Rock Springs Nature Center, visit