For Immediate Release:  March 23, 2017

For more information contact: Dick Hart (217) 553-0055


2017 Opening Day at the Iles House

Hosting Springfield for 180 Years

Saturday, April 1, 2017

  • o   The Elijah Iles House opens for the 2017 Season at noon on Saturday, April 1,  2017.  This is the 180th birthday of the Iles House, and Mayor Jim Langfelder will open the House with a ribbon cutting ceremony and invitation to all to enter.  Free birthday cake and ice cream will be served.  Following the ceremony, the house will be open to the public for tours until 4 p.m.  Live musical entertainment will be provided.
  • o   Noon.  Mayor Jim Langfelder opens the front door and welcomes all to the 180th birthday of the Iles House.

  • o   Noon-4:00 p.m.  Period costumed guides will give tours of the Iles House.
  • o   Free cake and ice cream will be served.

Thereafter, during the 2017 season, the House will be open each Wednesday and Saturday from noon to 4:00 p. m.  


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