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Abraham Lincoln Practiced Law Here on the traveling Illinois 8th Judicial Circuit (1849 - 1855)

3 May, 2016 New HeraldNews: Elkhart Historical Society presents "What the Well-Dressed Mother Wore in the 1800s"

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25 Apr., 2016 LDN:  Bring mom to a special Mother’s Day lunch and lecture on May 7th
Limited seating available, make your reservation today

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Café in Elkhart -- “What the Well Dressed Mother Wore in the 1800’s,”  to be presented by Nancy Torgerson of Forsyth, well-known  historic interpreter, teacher, author, clothing consultant to museums, and 19th century custom tailor and dressmaker.  Her accurate and occasionally humorous portrayal of the layers required of the “best dressed” mothers of society will make you thankful to be in the 21th century.  Men are welcome to bring their mothers, and may get  some insight as to the extremes and equipment required to have an 18” waist. 

       A special menu of either spring salad with chicken and strawberries vinaigrette, or chicken pot pie and salad, each with grilled artisan bread and scrumptious dessert of  meringue served with chocolate mousse and berries will be offered.  Reservations  and information can be found on the  website, or call 217 899 2238.

       The Elkhart Historical Society is delighted to announce an extraordinary “ lunch and lecture” program for mothers on Saturday, May 7th, 2016 -- at Horsefeathers  Wild Hare The special Mother’s Day weekend menu will be offered again on Sunday May 8th at Horsefeathers Wild Hare Café by reservation only . . . please call 217 947 2100.

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Midwest Living Review
by Karen Sorensen

"Don't be surprised by the Alice-in-Wonderland nature of the Wild Hare Cafe's decor, which incongruously proves to be a nice complement to its simple but eclectic menu". 

¤ Our new seating area at the front of the building is ideal for private functions,
     showers & parties - so book now for events coming up in 2016.





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