Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Iles House Opens for 2011

The Elijah Iles House is preparing for its 2011 season with several events slated for April.

Join us for the 2011 Grand Seasonal Opening of the Iles House on Saturday, April 16 from noon until 4:00 P.M. The event is free and open to the public. Complimentary cake and refreshments will be served.

A major fundraiser for the house and "a feast fit for a king" will be held on Saturday, April 30 at 5:00 P.M. The Royal Spring Awakening will be hosted by The Elijah Iles House Foundation, featuring a silent auction, a traditional Maypole Dance by the Springfield Ballet Company, music by Thistle and Thyme and catering by Carol Jean's Fine Cuisine. Reservations are $50.00 per person. Email Laurel29@me.com for more information.

Every year from April 15 through May 5, the Iles House observes days of mourning for our fallen President Abraham Lincoln, a friend and frequent visitor of the house in his day. The house will be draped in black and purple crepe bunting, commemorating Springfield's response to the nation's tragedy in 1865.