Just in time for Independence Day — The Declaration

  The United States Declaration of Independence When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, … Continue reading

Fun breakfasts at the Market Street Inn

We had a house full all weekend and our guests really enjoyed the fare. Memorial Day breakfast consisted of Egg Strada with fresh dill from our garden, sausage patties, watermelon and buttermilk biscuits           This entree … Continue reading

Here is a Unique Event!!

The lovely and little known persimmon is the focus of a festival, known as the Persimmon Party, held annually on the grounds of the Christian County Historical Society in Taylorville, IL.  This is a unique event in that it is one of … Continue reading

Do you think a “Cemetery Walk” is spooky or fun?

Every year for the last several the Christian County Geneology Society has sponsored a “Cemetery Walk” at Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville, IL.  This year the date is set for Sunday, September 25, 2011.  This is an event of historic … Continue reading

Easter Parade (Promenade)

Many years ago it was a tradition to Parade in one’s Easter finery along the Avenue and meet and greet and see and be seen by one and all.  Several inspired young ladies of fashion in Taylorville are recreating this … Continue reading

Family does Christmas in Central Illinois

The Williams Family, who traveled from all over the US and from Spain and Scotland to spend an early Christmas with each other at our Central Illinois Inn. What fun to have 23 fun folks gathering in our commons areas … Continue reading

Central Illinois Persimmon Fest–One of only 2 or 3 in the US!

Who thinks about Persimmons today? Probably not a lot of folks but the Persimmon Fest in Central Illinois at the Christian County Historical Museum sure does draw a crowd from all over the country and then some. Actually the persimmon is … Continue reading

Fireplaces & Whirlpool Tubs for Two in Central Illinois

We are approaching the time of year when warmth is a desirable thing. There is nothing like a flickering fire or the warm bubbling waters of a whirlpool tub for two to warm and stimulate you and your partner and … Continue reading

Lincoln Bicentennial: Local Lectures

Look forward to local Lincoln events soon near our Springfield IL lodging. On February 8th and 9th at the Abraham Lincoln Library & Museum, enjoy a presentation by Columbia University historian Erik Foner, who has recently finished a book project … Continue reading