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2014 Fundraiser

The James Millikin Homestead proudly announces their 2014 Fundraiser Some Enchanted Evening- Musical Revue of the Songs by Rodgers & Hammerstein. This stunning collection of compositions places five Millikin University student performers in a theatrical setting- first "backstage," where the songs are sung as personal interplay , and then "onstage." Opportunities to dance and sing along are included. It takes place Saturday, October 25, 2014 in the lower level of the Millikin University Richards Treat University Center for a cost of $85 per person with a cash bar. For reservations, call Marcia at: 217.454.7220.


Victorian Doll Tea

Young ladies are invited along with their dolls, mothers, grandmothers, aunts and sisters to attend the James B. Millikin Homestead Victorian Doll Tea Party.  Mrs. Millikin entertains guests upstairs with a story then tea, sandwiches and desserts are served.  Door prizes chances are available, too!  The tea is recommended for ages 5 years and up.

Adults accompanying the young ladies may take part in a raffle whose prizes include rentals of the James Millikin Homestead, 125 North Pine, Decatur.  All proceeds support the preservation and educational efforts of the this nationally registered historic place. 


Mr. and Mrs. Millikin Days

Mr. and Mrs. Millikin Days are being held Monday, May 5 through Thursday, May 8, 2014. All third grade students from throughout Decatur and Macon County are invited guests for a tour through the Millikin's late 19th century home.  Mr. and Mrs. Millikin greet them along with many members of their staff. The cast of characters are portrayed by Homestead volunteers.  This is the thirty-fifth year that the Millikin Days have been held for the area school children. Last year 707 children with their teachers and chaperones attended this special event. 

Contact persons are:  Anna Mae Carlson (428-8908), Terry Grant (433-2795), and Mary Ann Groves (767-2214).



Victorian Christmas Tea - Sunday, December 14, 2014

A tea and open house for the public is held annually in December. Delicious refreshments are served, and music groups from the Decatur area entertain the guests. Mrs. Millikin's edibles and delectables will be featured with many unusual seasonal decorations on display.





We also host weddings, receptions, business meetings, etc. See our Tours & Rates for rental pricing.