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Welcome to our newest board member

gridleyThe Old House Society would like to welcome its newest board member, Rochelle Gridley. Rochelle recently retired as a Librarian for Illinois Central College and lives in an old home in Founders' Grove.

Rochelle is an avid history researcher, volunteers in the Archives for the McLean County Museum of History, and has three websites: 100 Years Ago in Central Illinois, Women Called to Action, and Founders' Grove History in Maps.

She is currently working on a project regarding the early pioneers of McLean County. Please say hello to Rochelle at our next Old House Society social function.

'16 House Tour a resounding success

This year's "Early Bloomington" Tour of Homes was another sold-out success, thanks to all of our Old House Society supporters who faithfully attend our event every year. Our featured neighborhood for this June's Tour was the East Jefferson / East Washington Street area, which includes some of the land formerly owned by Judge David Davis.

Old House Society feels that it's important to support other local not-for-profit organizations, and in this spirit, will be donating $1,000 of its Tour proceeds to the David Davis Mansion. If you've never been to the David Davis Mansion, it's a gem...please visit the Mansion's website to read how its history ties into early Bloomington and Abraham Lincoln.

See you on next year's Tour!!!

Check out the latest in the Warehouse

doorknobAn ongoing, updated posting of photos of the newest items that have recently been added to our warehouse inventory can be found on our Facebook page. Click here to see photos of the latest items that have been salvaged by our warehouse crew or donated by generous patrons like you.

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