D.D. Collins House

Historical Marker Dedication

On November 23, 2019 a dedication ceremony was held at the D.D. Collins House for the historical marker.  Hope you enjoy reading the program. 

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John Miller, mayor of

Collinsville, Illinois.

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Mayor John Miller addresses the group,

pictured with Bill Iseminger.

Bill Iseminger, chairman of the Historic Preservation Committee.

Bill Iseminger, chairman of the Historic Preservation Commission addresses the group and gives a bit of history regarding the HPC’s involvement with the restoration of the house.

Cindy Reinhardt Illinois Historic Societ

Cindy Reinhardt of the Illinois State Historical Society addresses the group.

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Mary Sue Schusky

Mary Sue Schusky shares the story of her family’s involvement with the house and her father’s, Irving Dillard, purchase of the house and gifting it to the city.

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Visitors enjoy refreshments.

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Lois Metzger visits with Belinda Schultz .

It may have been a chilly, blustery day but the hot spiced cider served in the kitchen warmed the visitors.  And the sweets were a welcome treat, too. 

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