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It’s all in the details…

Can you find the small change in the pair of Bronze Maidens? Compare the shots from 2016 and 2017. The cable series Project Runway, Fixer Upper and Million Dollar Listing and others sell their fans on the details. It’s all … Continue reading

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An Opportunity Awaits – Sunday, October 8 & Monday, October 9, 2017

Next Sunday, October 8, 2017, at the Allerton Public Library in Monticello, IL a great opportunity awaits. Mr. David Finnigan, author of the book Inside Allerton offers a talk and slide presentation about Robert Allerton Park and book signing. Due … Continue reading

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A New View of The Park

Take a look at this drone video of the Formal Gardens of Allerton Park! A bird’s eye perspective. Enjoy!

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Passing the Park to the Next Generation

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Puvis de Chavannes on exhibit at Allerton Park

Last year, this vintage postcard gave unexpected proof that this painting actually exhibited in the Allerton House. A copy of a 1955 letter in the University Archives about Robert Allerton’s request for the loan of the painting gave rise to … Continue reading

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Charioteers and Racing Minds

Two gloved and goggled Park volunteers on scaffolding armed with buckets and hand brushes recently scrubbed the pedestal of a Charioteer. The mild weather and shady location undoubtedly made this task a pleasant one. A dedicated force of volunteers serve … Continue reading

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Music at the Park – Then and Now

Maybe this is Flashback Friday. Before there was a flatbed trailer for a stage, there were folding chairs for performers and a long cord for amplifier and speakers in the Brick Garden. Those were the days…. Local Hot Iron String Band … Continue reading

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Prairie Sky Festival

What a successful inaugural Prairie Sky Music Festival! Tremendous effort on behalf of all Park staff and volunteers made for a successful event. Workers scurried throughout the week to set up tents, install new electric, groom the gardens, mow the … Continue reading

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Prairie Sky Music Festival – Getting Ready for Kick-Off

The first multiple day music festival at Robert Allerton Park kicks off tomorrow evening, Friday, August 18, 2017. The weather promises cooperation with this inaugural event. Today workers put up the tent to the entrance into the meadow off the … Continue reading

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Bulb Garden Renewal Worth Taking a Walk

The vision and efforts of many in the renewal of the Bulb Garden come to fruition in this newly landscaped garden. It is truly spectacular! Last fall a newly designed concrete sidewalk replaced the narrow slab perimeter walk. Three half … Continue reading

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