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May 28, 2019

Participating in the ~

Historic St. Louis

Painting a Summertime Past

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April 16, 2019

As we get the Collins House ready for spring and summer tours, one of the beds has been temporarily removed from the bedroom to make room for larger groups of people. Never fear, that bed will soon return. In the meantime, come in to see the rearrangement as well as so...

July 19, 2018

Lois and Lavadna were so happy to meet with the Summerfords, members of the Tuthill family. We are excited to share these photos with you. They are now a part of the history that continues to be created about the Collins House and it’s furnishings.

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July 13, 2018

Recently Alice Summerford visited the Collins House. When she googled Tuthill chairs the Friends of the D.D. Collins House website popped up.

You may be wondering what is so special about that. Well… Alice is the great, great, great granddaughter of Silas Tuthill, the m...

May 24, 2018

We complete our journey exploring the excerpt graciously sent to me by Edward Finnell from a book written by Mildred B. Midjaas about Rockwood, Illinois, home of the Tuthill chair factory.

W.R. Brink & Co. An illustrated historical atlas map of the J K Burke F...