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The restored vaudeville Orpheum Theatre, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is a monument to the spirit of Galesburg and Knox County - a love of history, the arts and community. Described as "a veritable house of enchantment" when it opened its doors on August 19, 1916Galesburg, IL Historic Theatres
Galesburg is the birth place and burial site of the internationally known writer, Carl Sandburg. The Visitor Center contains a museum, a museum shop, a small theater where several informative videos about Carl Sandburg are shown and a renovated "barn"Galesburg, IL Historic Homes