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November 24, 2019

. . . everywhere.  Ann Badasch and Terry Falline volunteered to make the feather mattress for the Eckart family bed, which was donated to the Friends of the D.D. Collins House by Karen Langely and her family.  This bed is a bit smaller than the full size bed that has r...

November 21, 2019

Is up . . .  

Photo taken by Carolyn Welch November 21, 2019.

Be sure to attend the dedication on Saturday at 1:00.  Stay for refreshments and plan to check out the newly acquired antiques. 

Click here to read about the dedication ceremony.

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 21, 2019

The walkway to the historical marker is now complete.  

Photo taken by Carolyn Welch November 20, 2019.

Click here to read about the dedication ceremony.

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...