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November 19, 2019

Step by step the historical marker is going up.  

Photo taken by Paul Welch November 19, 2019.

The post is in place; and the salvaged bricks are being put into place so that one can walk up to the marker for easier reading.  

Click here to read about the dedicat...

November 19, 2019

The Illinois State Historical Society marker program was designed to recognize sites of statewide and national significance to increase public awareness and appreciation of our state's rich historical legacy.  Since 1934 the ISHS, which has erected more than 500 histor...

November 12, 2019

On Tuesday, October 29, 2019 Lois and Lavadna were invited to attend the Collinsville Rotary Club . . .

Lavadna Hines talks about the antique Raggedy Ann doll.

Lavadna talked about some of the antique toys that will be featured at the Collins House during this Christmas...

November 2, 2019

An eighth grade September field trip to the D.D. Collins House . . .

"History is not a burden on the memory but an illumination of the soul."

~ Lord Acton

(1834-1902)

Scholarly Visitors 

 They came from far and wide, that they did,

for higher learning was their bid . . .

St...

September 15, 2019

Our Okra Is Special!

The flower of an okra plant. 

Sarah Wilkerson, a master gardener and the secretary of the Friends of the D.D. Collins House, has diligently worked in our garden this year.  While she has been busy with the garden chores, she has enjoyed the company o...

August 12, 2019

Conversations Around the Dinner Table

It began with a photo of the dining room at the Collins House and thoughts of conversations the judge and the missus may have had amongst themselves and their children or Sunday guests. In today's world we anxiously await a new movi...