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Chicory and Queen Anne's Lace mirror the colors of the late summer sky...

Along the highways and byways of our State

Along the highways and byways of our State

Chicory and Queen Anne's Lace mirror the colors of the late summer sky along Prairie State highways.  (photo by William Furry)
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Located at the corner of West Main and Combs Streets, D. D. Collins...

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Located at the corner of West Main and Combs Streets, D. D. Collins built this home as a wedding present for his bride, Elizabeth Anderson.  He served as first President of the Village Board for...
A visit to the Lower Illinois River Valley

A visit to the Lower Illinois River...

Barge traffic on the Mississippi River still navigates the Father of...

A visit to the Lower Illinois River Valley

A visit to the Lower Illinois River Valley

Barge traffic on the Mississippi River still navigates the Father of Waters, giving pause to travelers along its Illinois banks.  (photo by Mark Flotow)

 

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11/22/1911

Alfred Tennyson Dickens, son of Charles Dickens, visits East St. Louis, Belleville and Lebanon, stopping at the "Looking Glass Prairie," which his father had visited in 1842.

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“Golden Memories” Christmas Candlelight Tours–C.H. Moore Homestead

DeWitt County Museum Association

  • 5 November 2017
  • Author: Elaine Evans
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Event date: 12/1/2017 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Export event

“Golden Memories” Christmas Candlelight Tours–C.H. Moore Homestead
Each year, during the holiday season, the C.H. Moore Homestead DeWitt County Museum is decorated in full Victorian splendor, illuminated by candles, and filled with music. For many it has become a treasured Christmas tradition. In honor of the 50th anniversary of the DeWitt County Museum Association, this year’s theme is “Golden Memories.” 

Tours are self-guided, so visitors may come calling anytime between the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and take as much or as little time as desired exploring the historic house, exhibits, and carriage barn. Guests may enter the house at the front door. The Museum Gift Shop, which offers a variety of Christmas items, gift items, candles, books by local authors, and more, will be open during the candlelight tours. Additional parking is available in the lot directly across the street from the mansion. 

This special candlelight holiday tour is open to the public.

Tour Admission:
Adults: $5
Ages 12-18: $2
Ages 11 & under: Free
DeWitt County Museum Association Members: Free 

Location:
C.H. Moore Homestead DeWitt County Museum
219 East Woodlawn 
Clinton, Illinois 61727 (Map
Telephone: 217-935-6066
Email: chmoore.homestead@gmail.com

Enjoy history, warmth and hospitality, beauty, and Christmas cheer, at the C.H. Moore Homestead DeWitt County Museum this holiday season!

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