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Ewing Manor tours available Mondays

brick-lined path and patios in front of Ewing Manor

Mimicking the arch found on the manor's front door, you’ll also find three archways leading into the courtyard area between the Manor and the stable. Select your favorite archway to frame a different part of Ewing Cultural Center.

The Manor at Ewing Cultural Center will open for free public tours from 4-6 p.m. Mondays from May to October. The last tour leaves at 5:30 p.m. Tours take approximately an hour.

Tours will not be available on Memorial Day or Labor Day. Although there is no charge, donations are accepted. Tours for groups may be arranged on other days for a fee, depending on the availability of the facility.

Built between 1928-1929, the Manor celebrated its 90th anniversary in the fall of 2018. A time capsule placed by Davis and Hazle Buck Ewing was opened to celebrate the event. Time capsule contents will be on display for guests to view. Mrs. Ewing donated the property to the Illinois State University Foundation upon her death in 1969.

Climbing stairs is required to take the tour. Parking is located across the street at St. John’s Lutheran Church. For more information, contact Toni Tucker at (309) 438-6333 or go online.

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