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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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11/20/1901

After shakedown and training in Chesapeake Bay, the first Navy ship commissioned as the "USS Illinois" sails for Algiers, La., where she was used to test a new floating dry dock. This battleship ship was laid down in 1897 and continued in service under t

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Holiday at the Homestead

DeWitt County Museum Association

  • 6 November 2017
  • Author: Elaine Evans
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Event date: 12/3/2017 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Export event

Holiday at the Homestead
The DeWitt County Museum Association will host a special ticketed holiday event at the C.H. Moore Homestead DeWitt County Museum. Enjoy an afternoon of holiday cheer featuring artifacts of interest, a barber shop quartet, wine, punch, hot and cold appetizers, desserts, and exclusive access to rooms throughout the Moore mansion which will be decorated in full Victorian splendor for the Christmas season. This special event will take place Sunday, December 3rd, 2-4 p.m. at the historic Moore mansion; once the residence of one of DeWitt County’s leading citizens, law partner of Abraham Lincoln, and business partner of David Davis; Clifton H. Moore. 

Tickets ($15 per single or $25 per couple) are currently available and can be purchased at the C.H. Moore Homestead DeWitt County Museum (219 East Woodlawn Street, Clinton, Illinois) or credit card orders can be placed by phone at 217-935-6066. Proceeds will benefit the museum.

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