History Programs

Homestead Prairie Farm Open House
Homestead Prairie Farm Open House
Saturday, Oct 16, 2021 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Homestead Prairie Farm, Decatur, IL

Discover this 1860s farmhouse and the lives of the people who lived there. Located at Rock Springs Conservation Area, 3939 Nearing Lane, Decatur, IL. Free.

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Homestead Prairie Farm Open House
Homestead Prairie Farm Open House
Sunday, Oct 17, 2021 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Rock Springs Nature Center, Decatur, IL

Discover this 1860s farmhouse and the lives of the people who lived there. Located at Rock Springs Conservation Area, 3939 Nearing Lane, Decatur, IL. Free.

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History Comes Alive: The Rough Rider Tours Illinois
History Comes Alive: The Rough Rider Tours Illinois
Sunday, Oct 17, 2021 | 4:00 pm
Oglesby Mansion, Decatur, IL

In his illustrated presentation, Mark Sorensen will share pictures of Roosevelt’s visit to the dedication of Millikin University and speech at the Wabash train depot.

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Beautiful Bats Mini Camp
Beautiful Bats Mini Camp
Tuesday, Oct 19, 2021 | 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Rock Springs Nature Center, Decatur, IL

Bats have some amazing adaptations, join us in exploring their world. Register online by noon the day before camp. For children ages 1-5 with an adult buddy.

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Beautiful Bats Mini Camp
Beautiful Bats Mini Camp
Wednesday, Oct 20, 2021 | 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Rock Springs Nature Center, Decatur, IL

Bats have some amazing adaptations, join us in exploring their world. Register online by noon the day before camp. For children ages 1-5 with an adult buddy.

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Homestead Prairie Farm Open House
Homestead Prairie Farm Open House
Saturday, Oct 23, 2021 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Homestead Prairie Farm, Decatur, IL

Discover this 1860s farmhouse and the lives of the people who lived there. Located at Rock Springs Conservation Area, 3939 Nearing Lane, Decatur, IL. Free.

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Homestead Prairie Farm Open House
Homestead Prairie Farm Open House
Sunday, Oct 24, 2021 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Rock Springs Nature Center, Decatur, IL

Discover this 1860s farmhouse and the lives of the people who lived there. Located at Rock Springs Conservation Area, 3939 Nearing Lane, Decatur, IL. Free.

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Homestead Prairie Farm Open House
Homestead Prairie Farm Open House
Saturday, Oct 30, 2021 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Homestead Prairie Farm, Decatur, IL

Discover this 1860s farmhouse and the lives of the people who lived there. Located at Rock Springs Conservation Area, 3939 Nearing Lane, Decatur, IL. Free.

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Homestead Prairie Farm Open House
Homestead Prairie Farm Open House
Sunday, Oct 31, 2021 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Rock Springs Nature Center, Decatur, IL

Discover this 1860s farmhouse and the lives of the people who lived there. Located at Rock Springs Conservation Area, 3939 Nearing Lane, Decatur, IL. Free.

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Oglesby Mansion Open House
Oglesby Mansion Open House
Sunday, Oct 31, 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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Candlelight Tour
Candlelight Tour
Saturday, Nov 13, 2021 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Homestead Prairie Farm, Decatur, IL

Electricity and modern conveniences were not always at our fingertips. Glimpse what an evening in the 1860s was like at Homestead Prairie Farm, lit by candlelight and lamplight, as guides in period clothing walk you through the home.

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Native American Skills and Games
Sunday, Nov 28, 2021 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Rock Springs Nature Center, Decatur, IL

What was life like for the Native Americans who inhabited Illinois over 200 years ago? Learn about their cultures and lifestyles, discover the art of beading, and try your hand at 3D archery. Register online.

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Oglesby Mansion Open House
Oglesby Mansion Open House
Sunday, Nov 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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