Elijah Iles House
Springfield's Oldest Home

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  • Oldest House in Springfield
  • Contains Original Siding, Interior Wood Work, Hardware, Flooring, and Walls
  • Abraham Lincoln Frequently Visited
  • Springfield Museum on Lower Level
  • Barringer Collection of Furniture and Accessories
  • Available for Social or Business Event Rental

Iles House Events Calendar

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 5:30 PM (CDT) • Elijah Iles House
Thursday, December 08, 2016 11:30 AM (CST) • Iles House
Friday, December 09, 2016 5:00 PM (CST) • Elijah Iles House

Porchside Chats Now Online

Last summer, the Iles House sponsored a series of “Porchside Chats” on a variety of subjects, presented by distinguished Springfieldians and Lincoln Historians.  Each of these was videotaped, and now four of them are available online. More will follow in the coming weeks. To view these chats, just click on the title.

Strozier vs. HartCharles Strozier and Richard Hart debate the relationship between Abraham Lincoln and his Father, Thomas.

A Life Spent With LincolnDr. Wayne Temple, an eminent Lincoln Scholar recalls his academic life spent researching and writing about our 16th President, interviewed by Dave Joens.

Lincoln's First Year in IllinoisJudge Ron Spears gives an account of Lincoln’s early life in Illinois, with emphasis on The Lincoln Homestead State Park near Decatur.

The Admiral's Sea StoriesRetired VADM Ron Thunman, who was in charge of the U.S. Navy’s Atlantic submarine fleet, tells stories of his time in the service, including the finding of the Titanic.

Check out our Events Calendar for the 2016 Fireside Chat Series.

 Bob Davis and Kathy Heyworth

Ron Spears

Ongoing: Our Fabulous collection of Illinois pocket watches and 
Sangamo Electric clocks in the Farrell and Ann Gay Museum of
 Springfield History, Iles House, lower level.  Come pay us a visit!

Iles House News Updates

Friday, May 27, 2016 9:21 PM • Anonymous member
Friday, March 18, 2016 6:10 PM • Anonymous member
Tuesday, March 01, 2016 2:24 PM • Anonymous member



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