History Programs

Oglesby Mansion Open House
Oglesby Mansion Open House
Sunday, Mar 28, 2021 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Oglesby Mansion, Decatur, IL

Tour the restored home of Illinois Governor Richard J. Oglesby. Encounter the lives of its family members and explore their late 1800s lifestyle. $2/person. Members are free.

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Festival of Spring 2021
Festival of Spring 2021
Saturday, Apr 24, 2021 | 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Rock Springs Nature Center, Decatur, IL

Celebrate Earth Day and welcome spring with a day of in-person and virtual activities! Families and adults can enjoy naturalist-led hikes at Rock Springs, and children can collect take home activities from local organizations that work to protect water and wildlife.

Watch bird banding and a Birds of Prey show by the Illinois Raptor Center Live on our Facebook page or register for an in-person presentation.

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Oglesby Mansion Open House
Oglesby Mansion Open House
Sunday, Apr 25, 2021 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Oglesby Mansion, Decatur, IL

Tour the restored home of Illinois Governor Richard J. Oglesby. Encounter the lives of its family members and explore their late 1800s lifestyle. $2/person. Members are free.

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Bethel School Open House
Bethel School Open House
Saturday, May 1, 2021 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Friend’s Creek Conservation Area, Cisco, IL

See what going to school was like in the early 20th century at this historic one-room schoolhouse located at Friends Creek Conservation Area.

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Recent Archaeological Discoveries at Homestead Prairie Farm
Recent Archaeological Discoveries at Homestead Prairie Farm
Sunday, May 23, 2021 | 2:00 pm
Rock Springs Nature Center, Decatur, IL

Due to a 2018 project to strengthen the farmhouse’s foundation, dirt that had laid dormant underneath for over 100 years was removed. Sifting the dirt revealed a wide variety of artifacts. Join us to learn more about these discoveries. Register online.

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Recent Archaeological Discoveries at Homestead Prairie Farm - Virtual Event
Recent Archaeological Discoveries at Homestead Prairie Farm - Virtual Event
Thursday, May 27, 2021 | 6:30 pm
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Due to a 2018 project to strengthen the farmhouse’s foundation, dirt that had laid dormant underneath for over 100 years was removed. Sifting the dirt revealed a wide variety of artifacts. Join us to learn more about these discoveries. Register online.

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Oglesby Mansion Open House
Oglesby Mansion Open House
Sunday, May 30, 2021 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Oglesby Mansion, Decatur, IL

Tour the restored home of Illinois Governor Richard J. Oglesby. Encounter the lives of its family members and explore their late 1800s lifestyle. $2/person. Members are free.

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