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January 2015

Winter Tree Identification

January 24, 2015 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Come out and learn the basics of winter tree identification. We will begin in the Visitor Center with a quick lesson in tree and twig vocabulary. Then we will hike (approx. 2 miles) along the Sangamon River and participants will learn to identify a minimum of 15 native trees by their bark and buds alone. A highlight of the hike will be a visit to one of the largest swamp-white oaks in the state of Illinois. Dress for the weather.…

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February 2015

“All of My Friends” Valentine Party!

February 13, 2015 @ 6:30 PM - 11:00 PM

This will be a great opportunity to gather all of your friends and bring them out to Allerton for a "Significant Friends" Valentine Party. This casual but super fun evening will be filled with great food, drinks, and live entertainment! Enjoy a delicious buffet meal of sliders & upscale Mac-n-Cheese in the Mansion's Library, and live music from The Diva and The Dude in the Grand Gallery. $40.00 per person includes all of the food and fun for the evening!…

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The Whole Weekend Valentine Package

February 13, 2015 @ 6:30 PM - February 15, 2015 @ 12:00 PM

If you want fun with your significant friends and then special time with your significant other, this includes the whole weekend of activities, lodging, and meals! Make it a weekend to remember and stay the whole time! $425.00-$450.00 per couple. Call 217-333-3287 for more information or to make reservations. For more information on each event, visit "All of My Friends" Valentine Party or Romantic Getaway.

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Romantic Getaway

February 14, 2015 @ 3:00 PM - February 15, 2015 @ 12:00 PM

Come and be swept away to a romantic getaway at Allerton. When you check-in at 3:00pm you'll have plenty of time to enjoy the afternoon before cocktails and hor d'oeuvres at 6:30pm. Your romantic dinner follows and includes a classical guitarist serenading and setting the tone for love! After an intimate dinner, couples will have the opportunity to be guided through the process of creating your own artwork masterpiece together in our Library. As the evening continues, enjoy drinks, a…

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Nature Hike – Experience Allerton Natural Areas

February 21, 2015 @ 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM


TODAY'S NATURE HIKE IS GOING AS SCHEDULED - IT'S BEAUTIFUL AT ALLERTON RIGHT NOW! Hike approximately 3 miles off the trails at Allerton! We will look for resident birds including the pileated and red-headed woodpecker, keep our eyes out for recently shed white-tailed deer antlers and check to see if any great-blue herons have made an early return to the Allerton rookery. This hike is semi-rugged and will include thorns, hills, and a small stream crossing! Meet at the Main…

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