4230 Kaskaskia St, Ellis Grove Illinois 62241
The Pierre Menard
Home, considered one of the finest still-existing models of Southern French Colonial architecture, affords visitors an authentic glimpse into upper-class French-American life during the late 1700s and early 1800s.
The home's one-and-a-half story, clapboard-covered frame structure rests on an exposed stone basement-a style known as "raised cottage." A spacious porch wraps around the front and sides and gives access to rooms on the main floor.
Restored by the Department of Conservation, the home is furnished with many original pieces. It has been designated a National Historic Landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Located in southern Illinois in Randolph County. Donations accepted.
Other History nearby:
(Cobden) Cobden Museum
(Chester) Cohen Mansion
(West Frankfort) Depot Veteran's Museum/Coal Miners Mem.
(Perryville) Faherty House
(Festus) Governor Daniel Dunklin Grave SHS
(Okawville) Heritage House Museum
07/15 Coming to The Ellis Grove area
Belleville Art on the Square Belleville IL May17-19
Lower Town Arts and Music Festival Paducah KY May17-19 The Lower Town Arts and Music Festival in Paducah, Kentucky is THE regional Festival for Western Kentucky and the surrounding area. The Festival's mission is to celebrate the cultural richness of this part of the country.
International Horseradish Festival Collinsville IL May31-June2 Admission is always free, parking is always free and musical entertainment is always free at the Horseradish Festival.
Gathering of the Juggalos Cave-In-Rock IL August7-11 The Gathering of the Juggalos is unlike anything you have ever experienced before. It is not simply a show, a concert, a music festival, or anything of that nature. It is an EXPERIENCE. The Gathering of the Juggalos features the entire roster of Psychopathic Records plus over one hundred bands and rappers performing on multiple stages throughout the entire event.
Hot August Blues Festival Hardin KY August23-24 Like we always say, if you've never been you don't know what you're missing. It's not about the music; it's not about the lake...it's all about having a good time!! Everything else is just a bonus! Bring your coolers (no glass bottles please), lawn chairs, sunscreen and ponchos, cause the festival is held rain or shine!
Italian Fest Collinsville IL September20-21 For over 25 years, Collinsville IL has been celebrating the Italian culture and heritage that our city was built on. The Fest is a family friendly event and there really is something for everyone.