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Macon County Conservation District will be hosting an annual candlelight tour at Homestead Prairie Farm on Saturday, November 9th. Brent Wielt, who is the Historic Sites Manager says they have been doing this for over 15 years.

 

 

Wielt says to dress warmly as there are stoves, but you can see what a night in the 1860s would have been like in November in central Illinois.

 

 

Wielt says the session goes from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM and he says the best time is to come after 7:30.

 

 

For more information visit the maconcountyconservation.org. Homestead Prairie Farm opens for tours every Saturday and Sunday from 1-4 PM in June through October. The site includes an heirloom vegetable garden, herb garden, and a woodworking shop. 

 
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