homestead events

Mark Your Calendar For Some Important Dates!

Tour the Homestead during an Open House

  • Sept. 29, 2019
  • Oct. 27, 2019
  • Each tour is 2-4pm, $2 per person; and children $.50 each.

Taste of History

Taste Of History
  • Saturday, September 14, 2019
  • 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

This popular event from 2018 returns this fall! Don’t miss this fabulous opportunity to visit five historic Decatur venues: Culver House, James Millikin Homestead, Mueller Museum, Oglesby Mansion, and Staley Museum. Each location will serve unique hors d’oeuvres and beverages. Tickets will go on sale in August.

Millikin University Homecoming/Family Weekend Open House

  • Saturday, September 28, 2019
  • Time TBA

After the Homecoming Parade, stop by the Homestead for ice cream and a tour (self-guided or escorted) of the Millikin University Founder’s home. Relax on the shaded Homestead grounds and visit with family and friends, new and old.

Homestead Christmas Open House

  • Sunday, December 8, 2019
  • 12:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m.

Kick off your holiday season with a visit to this traditional and delicious event. Wonder at the Homestead all dressed up for the holidays, sample homemade holiday cookies served with traditional mulled cider and do some holiday shopping at the widely acclaimed “Sweet Treats Bakery”.

For more information on upcoming events, please leave a message at 217-422-9003 and a Homestead representative will return your call.