Oglesby Mansion Open House

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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Oglesby Mansion Open House

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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Oglesby Mansion Open House

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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Oglesby Mansion Open House

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

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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The Prairie Then and Now

Guest speaker Dan Guillory, a poet and local history author, will share his view of the past and contemporary life with portraits of those that called the prairie home.

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Oglesby Mansion Open House

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

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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Preschool Peepers: History on the Prairie

Learn about the plants that Native Americans and early settlers relied on for food, then explore Bethel School to experience what going to school was like for children in the early 1900s. Register online by October 4.

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Archaeology Open House

Due to restoration work on the Trobaugh-Good House in 2018, some dirt was removed from under the home. Learn a little about archaeology and help staff and volunteers sift through this dirt that has laid undisturbed for over 100 years.

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Oglesby Mansion Open House

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

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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Oglesby Mansion Open House

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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