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Save-the Date!
Day: Saturday June, 22
Time: 10-4

Join the Funk Prairie Home and Gem & Mineral Museum as we commemorate the 200th
anniversary of the settling of Funks Grove in 1824.

Get a taste of the Funk family’s remarkable history by taking an abbreviated tour of the Civil
War-era Victorian farm house of LaFayette Funk, the son of Isaac Funk, one of the original
settlers. The home was built on a section of his father Isaac’s original 25,000-acre estate.

Tour the antique horse-drawn farm implement room and learn about the Funk family’s
significant agricultural achievements and farming before the invention of tractors!
The main hall of the Gem & Mineral Museum will be open for viewing. The museum showcases
the extensive collection of LaFayette Funk II, amassed from all over the world.

Helping us to celebrate this milestone:
-McLean County History Museum will be bringing their trivia wheel; play for a chance to winseeds native to Illinois.
-Presentation and activities for kids by the Master Gardeners of McLean County
-Quilting demonstration by Motif Handmade
-Live traditional music by local Fiddlers
-Barn Keepers of Central Illinois will be answering questions in our restored wood-peg barn, believed to be the oldest and best preserved in McLean County!
-Rockhound groups, Lincoln Orbit Earth Science Society and Peoria Academy of Science Geology Section

More details to come!

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