Saturday, August 27, 2011

Fireside Chats Slated for September

A series of programs at the Elijah Iles House highlighting our city's heritage is slated for Wednesday evenings at 7:00 p.m. on September 14, 21 and 28, 2011.

September 14: Tim Townsend, Historian Lincoln Home National Park, will discuss Jamison Jenkins, Lincoln's African American Neighbor.

September 21: Erika Holst will present the Edwards Place Restoration Plan.

September 28 Terry Ransom will discuss The Underground Railroad.

These programs are free and open to the public.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Iles House Gardens Highlighted in the SJ-R

The State Journal-Register ran a very nice story about the period gardening at The Elijah Iles House. Our stove-pipe hats are off to docent and master gardener Gary Lazar who has maintained the garden along with other volunteers from the University of Illinois Extension Office. Their attention and expertise has really paid off with eye-catching and inviting results.