Celebrate the “Father of Springfield”
Join the staff of the Elijah Iles House on Saturday, April 1, from 12-4 p.m., for a triple-header birthday celebration featuring cake, ice cream and drinks in honor of Elijah Iles, who is often referred to as the “Father of Springfield” due to his crucial role in Springfield’s early development. While the party is named in honor of the 176th birthday of the city of Springfield, it will also be a celebration of the 180th birthday of the Elijah Iles House, which is the only “raised cottage” with a full porch and gallery located in the city of Springfield, as well as the 195th birthday of Elijah Iles’ general store, the first store in Springfield. The City of Springfield Birthday Party is free and open to the general public. Questions about this event may be directed to 492-5929. For more information, visit http://ileshouse.org.
City of Springfield Birthday Party
Saturday, Apr 1,12-4pm
Elijah Iles House
628 S. Seventh St.