Oddly enough, this was the first time that I or even my Mom had been to the Old Courthouse.
The dance took place in the rotunda
Our caller was Deborah Hyland, Dance Mistress - [Facebook Page]
A civil war band from Mt. Vernon, IL, provided live music from one of the upper levels
After every dance in a quadrille or a longways set they would do a polka or waltz:
During one of the breaks we headed upstairs to explore the courthouse and get some photos.
I love these enormous doors, would love to have this in my house someday. When closed, they give a sense of security and solidarity. When open, they present a very noble welcome to visitors.
View of the rotunda from the top level
The entrance to the west wing of the courthouse where the Dread Scott case took place in 1856.