Saturday, May 29, 2010

A River Runs Through It

The historic sections of The Elijah Iles House were untouched by the May 26th flood thanks to the raised cottage design. The modern lower level did not fare as well, though. New kitchen cabinets will be needed as well as new drywall and insulation for the lower 18 inches. The flooring also probably will have to be replaced.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

The Great Flood

7th & Cook, May 26, 2010

Springfield received 4.5 inches of rain in 4 hours.
The Iles House lower level flooded up to 2 feet.
That's where we hold social and museum events.
Board members and friends are now at work,
Removing cabinets, dry wall, and insulation.
We hope to be open to the public soon.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Strawberry Party at the Iles House

Clara Irwin invites you to the Annual Strawberry and Lawn Party at the Elijah Iles House on Friday, July 2 from 6:30 to 9:00.

Kick off the Independence Day weekend in true patriotic fashion while you enjoy fresh strawberry desserts and other food and fun. Relax in the garden, tour the house and enjoy the company of friendly neighbors. The annual Strawberry Party is always the most popular and well attended event of the year at the Iles House.

Watch for news on a special program this year.