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The historic D.D. Collins House will be open on Saturday, April 20th, 2024 from 11:00 a.m to 3:00 pm. Several “new” acquisitions have been added to the period appropriate antiques that would have been common place for daily living.

Admission is free

Donations happily accepted.

Come in to see where D.D. Collins and his family lived in 1845 and where early village board business meetings were held when Collinsville was just an up and coming community.

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A photo of The Plaza and historic D.D. Collins House taken and turned into a beautiful sketch rendering, June, 2021.

D.D. Collins House

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Click  plaque to visit National Register of Historic Places page for the D.D. Collins House

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Click  plaque to visit the 

Illinois Historical Marker page for the D.D. Collins House

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Click  plaque to visit the 

Johnny Appleseed page for 

the D.D. Collins House

Other places you may enjoy visiting:
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Click  image for information.

Photos Around the Grounds and Famous Quotes circa 1800s
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News Bulletin!

We are very excited to announce that the D.D. Collins House garden is officially an extension of the University of Illinois Master Garden site!   What does this mean? 



October 11th

5:30 p.m.

Meeting of the friends at


D.D. Collins House


* Removing the attached store and replacement of a foundation wall 

* Rebuilding the porch, columns and trim work

* Restoring the windows and doors  

*Reopening the fire- places and installing mantles appropriate to the period


Every donation helps us maintain this wonderfully restored  National Historic landmark. 

We are very grateful and appreciate your help!


Now that the house has been moved, the renovation completed, the park and educational gardens designed, it is time to open the D.D. Collins House as a Historic Museum House. That’s where you come in!


How you can be involved as a Friend of the D.D. Collins House  

Visit our Blog page ~

Little tidbits of information and articles about the D.D. Collins House . . .

Irving's Installments ~

Little tidbits of information and articles about Irving Dilliard's contribution . . .

Latest Project

A Google Map aerial image taken in September 2015 showing the excavation preparation for the D.D. Collins House moving arrival.  Visit this link to the city of Collinsville website to see pictures of the move!

Click dotted event dates for more event information

Phone:  Call Lavadna at 618.420.0288         

Mail: c/o 104 Irene Dr., Collinsville, IL 62234 

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