Battles, Jennie

​​Jennie Battles, the site manager for the Vachel Lindsay home from 2001 to 2014, gives the definitive tour of the Vachel Lindsay home in Springfield, Illinois. Vachel Lindsay was one of America's most famous poets of the early 20th century, one of the three renowned Prairie poets, the other two being Edgar Lee Masters and Carl Sandburg.  Jennie develops three major themes during this extensive tour: the story of the two families who lived in the home since its construction in the 1840s; the art and architecture of the home, especially as it appeared during the height of Lindsay’s career in the 1920s; and the life and times of Vachel Lindsay.