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June 2, 2020

Members of the Collinsville Garden Club had a beautiful day to work in the garden at the Collins House.  Gardeners planted 51 hills of pumpkins, 12 hills of gourds, and 9 rows of decorative corn.  

If the COVID pandemic gets under control, the Friends is looking fo...

April 30, 2020

You may wonder what the D.D. Collins House has in common with that wascally wabbit, Bugs Bunny.

 Click image to visit our carrot patch.

April 30th is the day we honor Bugs Bunny because it is when he first appeared on the big screen in the 1938 short film, "Porky's Hare...

April 12, 2020

To continue with a bit of old-time entertainment, accented with a dash of education, we present an excerpt from a book published in 1856, "A Grammar of Ornament." 

 Click the image for a PDF of the entire book excerpt.

The fascinating aspect of this book is tha...

March 22, 2020

We'll not call it a medicinal cure per se, but a contribution to add to a growing list of ways to while away the hours when "stuck" at home (good medicine for young and old alike).

Although we're closed for a short while,

we can still have fun as we sit out for a sp...