Dinner/talk: “30 years of Restoring Natural Communities in Central Illinois, while walking in the footsteps of the Captain,”

... at Wildhare Cafe - 5:30p on Friday April 21, 2017 ...

by Vernon LaGesse, Executive Director of the Friends of the Sangamon Valley, a charitable membership organization dedicated to the preservation of our natural heritage by acquiring, restoring and protecting ecological significant lands within the Lower Sangamon River Watershed. The talk will encompass the fascinating challenges of restoring prairie, timbers and wetlands across Central Illinois for 30 years for various Conservation Groups.  A long time devotee of Captain A.H. Bogardus, he has not only collected items and stories related to Bogardus, but also has restored many of the endangered or threatened  natural areas
described by Bogardus’s book,  “Field, Cover and Trap Shooting” written in 1878.

The menu offers a choice of Lasagna or Chicken Pot Pie with garden salad fresh
baked rolls and choice of dessert and beverage, and the cost is $40 per person
which includes a $10 donation to The Elkhart Historical Society

RESERVATION FORM (word format)  <-- click here
RESERVATION FORM (pdf format)  <-- click here


The Elkhart Historical Society Announces ...
April Wildflower Walks on Elkhart Hill

The April wildflower walks will be offered twice a day, 10a or 2p and  are scheduled for every Saturday in April starting April 1st for the very earliest of the spring ephemerals, such as spring beauties and Dutchmen’s breeches, concluding with the vast sweeps of  Virginia Bluebells.

The final Saturday April 29th, will offer two bird walks, 6A and 4p, with a combination bird and flower walk at 10a.  Private tours for groups of 10 or more can be requested for other days during the spring bloom. The bird walk will once again be led by 3 fabulous ornithologists, Rhetta  Jack, Dr. Lara Borgerson, and Joe Funk who all helped to identify over 60 species of birds on last year’s walk.     


 Reservations for all events must be made

by calling 217 947 2238, and reservation forms
with times and menus can be found and downloaded
by clicking on links below:
Spring Flower Walks & Bird Walks (word format) <-- click here
Spring Flower Walks & Bird Walks (pdf format) <-- click here

NOTE: Reservations for dining at the Wild Hare Café in Horsefeathers: (217) 947-2100. 
  If lunch option is picked, reservations will be made for you


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11 to 2:30   10 to 3

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Wild Hare Cafe                Horsefeathers (vintage shoppe)

Village of Elkhart        The Country Bumpkin
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n canvas board

11x14 watercolor

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morning class (10-12) - watercolor painting  ...

Afternoon class (1-3) - acrylic painting on canvas board ...

Dragonfly Art Classes: 
phone:  217 . 737 . 7933      




sandwich or panini plates from $4.99 to $9.95

quiche of the day with 2 side salads  $9.95

soup $2.99/5.99

single servings of house salads $1.99

homemade desserts $3.99

beverages  $1.99

< all presentations are crafted on-site >

Wild Hare Cafe - Elkhart Historical Society Lecture Series

Guy Fraker speaking on his book:
"Lincoln's Ladder to the Presidency"
Paul Beaver, Emeritus of Lincoln College,
speaking on the Scully's in central Illinois
Peter Neihaus, speaking on
his years spent in South Africa
Dr. Dennis Campbell of Lincoln
College speaking on local mammals
Karl Luthin, DVM presents “The Perils of Traveling in an 1800’s Winter”
6 Feb., 2015 LDN: "From War’s Ashes
to the Birth of Lincoln College"

Mt. Pulaski 1850's Courthouse to where
Lawyer A. Lincoln traveled on the
Illinois 8th Judicial Circuit

Annual Spring tours of
Elkhart Hill flowers

 “An Evening with Mark McDonald”

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