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Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012 02:22 am

Home sweet homes


See the brick Italianate governor’s mansion or the Italianate home of the Edwards family or the Greek Revival-style Elijah Iles home or the Georgian-Revival home where the prominent family the Pasfields lived. Six historic houses will be decked out for the holidays in their old-time digs, Dec. 15, between noon and 5 p.m. A half hour Christmas concert at 12:30 p.m. will be performed by Sound Celebration Chorus at Lincoln Home’s Visitor Center. Abe and Mary will be visiting locations, 19th century carols sung and many sites will feature activities, interpreters and seasonal refreshments. This year from 1-4 p.m., depending on the weather and for a small fee, visitors can also take a horse-drawn trolley to visit the downtown homes. Tickets may be purchased the day of the event at the Elijah Iles House.

A Historic Christmas
Saturday, Dec. 15, 12-5pm
Lincoln Home, 426 S. Seventh St., 492-4150
Illinois Executive Mansion, 410 E. Jackson St., 782-6450
Elijah Iles House, 628 S. Seventh St., 652-7302
Vachel Lindsay Home State Historic Site, 603 S. Fifth St., 524-0901
Pasfield House Inn, 525 S. Pasfield, 525-3663
Edwards Place, Springfield Art Association,
700 N. Fourth St., 523-2631