Event InfoStart: September 21, 2019 - 9:30am
End: September 21, 2019 - 12:00pm
“If These Homes Could Talk” is an annual event in partnership with the Astor Neighborhood Association (ANA) and the Brown County Historical Society (BCHS) to document the social and architectural history of the Historical Astor Neighborhood.
This year’s guided walking tour will take place on September 21st, 2019 throughout the twenty-five-block Astor Historic District bordered by Mason, Van Buren, and Grignon Streets and the east bank of the Fox River.
This year we will viewing the first-floor interiors of smaller number homes on a payed guided tour. The Tour will start at Union Congregational Church. During the Civil War era, the church was, at one point, on the “Underground Railroad”, which assisted escaped slaves in gaining their freedom.
From here attendees will be divided in groups with a Tour Guide to lead them to participating homes. A Tour of Historical Hazelwood; home to the Brown County Historical Society, is also included with the ticket! Past participants will still display yard signs about their homes as well for people to view that day.