Gift to the Street Awards

The 2018 Gift to the Street Awards were hosted by the McLean County Museum of History in May. OHS Awards were given to Linda Henry of 307 North Broadway in Hudson and Jason and Jessica Chambers of 1004 Broadway in Normal.

The Town of Normal and City of Bloomington both made awards for preservation as well. Jeff Augspurger and Brian Blomgren were recognized by the Town of Normal. Dawn Peters and Diana Krieg received a landscaping award from the City of Bloomington and Brad Williams and Fred Wollrab were recognized for lifetime achievements in preservation by the City of Bloomington.

Social Hour at Dimmitt Historic Home

Did you miss the Social Hour on September 28? Watch our Facebook page for future events!!

Social Hour at Dimmitt's Historic Home

Thanks to Remax Rising and PNC Bank for providing refreshments and drinks at our recent social hour at the historic home of William Dimmitt.

2018 Annual Tour of Homes

What will you remember about the 2018 Tour of Homes? There were two homes by Arthur L. Pillsbury and one of the very oldest homes in Bloomington on this tour.

2018 Holiday Party

December 6, 2018: Please join us at the Vrooman Mansion on December 6, 2018 at 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. Enjoy socializing with other old house lovers, eating delicious appetizers, and competing in an architecture trivia contest.

Historic William Dimmitt Home Social Hour

Join OHS for a social event in a historic house in Dimmitt’s Grove on Friday, September 28th from 5:30-7:30pm.  This home at 611 E. Taylor was built in 1836 by William Dimmitt.  Beverages, light appetizers, and a short history about the home and its original owner will be provided. Free for OHS members, $10 suggested…

Salvage and Swap Meet

October 13, 2018 — Old House Society would like to offer all current members of our organization the opportunity to set up a “Salvage Sale and Swap” table on Saturday, October 13th from 8 am to 5 pm. We will have twenty 10′ by 10′ spots available on the concrete lot west of our warehouse during…

Dimmitt’s Grove Walking Tour

September 22, 2018 — Explore Dimmitt’s Grove with resident Terri Clemens who will give additional information about the historical marker signs recently installed by the Dimmitt’s Grove Neighborhood Association. We will wrap up the tour at the Epiphany Farms restaurant on Front Street with a social hour (drinks and eatables not included in the fee).…

Franklin Park Ice Cream Social and Band Concert

July 12, 2018 — Join the Old House Society and the Bloomington Park District at Franklin Park. Enjoy an ice cream social with baked treats in Franklin Park at 6:00 pm and a Band Concert at 7:00 pm on July 12, 2018. Show your support for the Old House Society and local arts and enjoy…