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

Tuesday, June 21, 2016 5:30 PM (CDT) • Elijah Iles House
Thursday, December 08, 2016 11:30 AM (CST) • Iles House


This summer, there are a variety of events taking place at the Iles House.

Do you remember sitting on the front porch on a summer night telling stories and enjoying the fireflies and sounds of summer? Those were wonderful times.

This summer at the Iles House we will help you recreate those wonderful times with a series of discussions and speeches titled Summer Porch Chats — on the Iles House Porch, or the back patio or inside if the weather doesn’t cooperate.

The first chat will be on May 27. These will not be lectures, but rather stories told by local citizens who have personal or second-hand life events that are worthy of sharing.

Charles Strozier and Richard Hart will talk about father and son, Thomas and Abraham Lincoln.

May 27 (Friday), 7 to 9pm

Thomas and Abraham Lincoln

Charles Strozier and Richard Hart

This should be a lively discussion about a man who some say was shiftless and lazy and others say was a man of his time—a man of the Frontier.  Come hear the discussion and reach your own conclusions.

Refreshments will be provided.

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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