Randolph County Historical Society
The Randolph County Historical Society will conduct guided tours of the Creole House on September 16, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.
The original portion of the Creole House was built in approximately 1800 by Dr. Robert McDonald, who had migrated to Prairie du Rocher from South Carolina. This one room dwelling was used as a living room, kitchen, dining area, and sleeping quarters. MacDonald later added a second room which was used as either an office or as an additional bedroom. This portion of the house was constructed in a manner that was and still is called “half-timber” and was common in Europe throughout the Middle Ages, and continued there through the early 1800s.
Woodstock Celebrates, Inc. and Illinois Labor History Society
Woodstock Celebrates and the Illinois Labor History Society are hosting a Eugene V. Debs/George Pullman event in Woodstock for Saturday and Sunday, 3 and 4 November. All events are free to the public, however donations are encouraged for the specific purpose of renovating Old McHenry County Jail. Volunteers at each event will take cash and checks made payable to Woodstock Celebrates, Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization, that WCI will turn over to the City of Woodstock for the Old Jail.
C.H. Moore Homestead DeWitt County Museum
The 50th annual Apple ‘n Pork Festival will take place September 29 & 30, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. both days, at the C.H. Moore Homestead DeWitt County Museum
in Clinton, Illinois. The festival, which began with a pot of soup and a stack of sandwiches, has grown to be one of downstate Illinois’ most popular festivals.
A high-quality reproduction of a famous Abraham Lincoln photograph will be presented to the Franklin County Courthouse on Friday, August 24. The unveiling ceremony will take place at 1 p.m. in the courthouse, 100 Public Square, Benton. The event is open to the public.