Sunday, July 11, 2010

Follow The Elijah Iles House on Facebook

Do you Facebook? Join our group and stay up-to-date on news and events at The Iles House.

Facebook is a social networking site with over 400 million users worldwide. The Iles House, in addition to being a residence, was a social networking site used by hundreds of prominent Springfieldians in the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Today, the house connects community members and visitors to Springfield's heritage and to each other. See who else has joined and stay connected.

Saturday, July 03, 2010

Museum Reopening

The Ann and Farrell Gay Museum of Springfield History located in the lower level of the Elijah Iles House was officially re-opened on Friday, July 2 during Clara Irwin's 2010 Strawberry and Lawn Party. The ribbon was cut by Mary Schnirring and Bill Schnirring, long time supporters of the Iles House and the museum, before a throng of visitors on the patio of the home.

The Strawberry Party was a rousing success, exceeding all expectations after the flooding on May 26th destroyed drywall and cabinetry throughout the lower level. The museum, kitchen and restrooms in the lower level now are fully restored.

Many thanks to everybody who helped get the Iles House and the museum back in operation so quickly, to the many volunteers who helped make the Strawberry Party such a success and to the community who rallied to the cause with their support.