Sangamon County 
 Historical Society

 

 

 

 
 

Unveiling of portrait of John Whitfield Bunn

  • October 17, 2017
  • 5:30 PM
  • Edwards Place, 700 N. Fourth St., Springfield

Join us for a joint program with the Springfield Art Association for the unveiling of a large portrait of J. W. Bunn by famed artist Cecelia Beaux as discussed by guest speaker Tara Leigh Tappert. J. W. Bunn was instrumental in helping develop the Springfield business community having started McConnell Bunn & Company grocery store with his brother in 1840. His business activities expanded to include banking, insurance, railroads, the Illinois Watch Company and more.

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