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November 21, 2019

Lincoln Land Community College from Springfield, Illinois, arranged for approximately 40 guests to visit the Collins House on September 18th. The group was divided in half - with one half visiting the Collins House while the other visited the museum; then they reversed...

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...

May 29, 2019

was simply delightful . . .

The Edwardsville Garden Club ~ circa May 18, 2019

Glorious Gardeners

 The gardeners visited on a rainy spring day

and toured our grounds on the 18th of May . . .

Bees were busy buzzing about,

pollinating the flowers on their floral...

November 3, 2018

Ann sang, "Loop, loop, loop," a melodious refrain!

She whistled, and smiled, and called each by name:

"Now, Phyllis! Now, Lavadna! I'll not forget Sheri!

On Angela! On Rhonda! Your rugs look so merry!"

To the top of the hook! To the top of the awl!

Now hook away! Hook away!...