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. Lavadna and Lois were on hand to serve as docents at the Collins House . . .
The first group waits in line to go from the dining room into the kitchen.
One of the guests enjoyed looking at the antique globe situated in the living room parlor.
They listen attentively as Lavadna talks about the antique acquisitions.
Two guests talk with Lois, who explains about the gardens, how they are maintained by the Collinsville Garden Club, and how the produce is donated each week to the food pantry and the soup kitchen.
One guest looks at the display, which depicts the National Road and tells the story of how the road connected the eastern part of the country to the Mississippi River, with Collinsville being on that corridor.
It was a beautiful day outdoors to enjoy the warmth of the sun and the beauty of the flowers. A couple of ladies enjoy chatting with Lavadna in the plaza at Collins Park and enjoy the flowers that the Collinsville Garden Club tends and are amazed at all of the butterflies that are attracted to the zinnias.
Our sincere thanks to the Lincoln Land Community College for visiting!