Walk in the Footsteps of C.V. Chandler: Devoted Citizen of Macomb
Join us for a firsthand look at our local history. Take a walking tour that explores the life and the contributions of C.V. Chandler. The tour departs from the museum and includes stops at Chandler Opera House and Chandler Park.
2012 Tour Dates:
Saturday, August 18 at 1:00 pm
Saturday, September 8 at 1:00 pm
Tour Guides: Heather Munro and Walter Burnett
Do you like history? Would you like hear the stories about the buildings around Macomb’s Courthouse Square? The popular guided tour of the Macomb Courthouse Square returns on Heritage Days weekend and continues throughout the summer.
Trained, knowledgeable volunteers from the Western Illinois Museum lead the fun, informative and entertaining tours. Lasting about an hour, the tour provides an overview of the historical landmarks of downtown Macomb.
With many of the buildings dating back to the 19th century, the tour is a stroll back in time to a past when the brick-lined streets of the Square echoed with the clip-clop of horse-drawn wagons and the air was filled with the bustling hubbub of merchants and people going about their business.
This tour is a great way to become acquainted or re-acquainted with the unique character of the Courthouse Square. The history of Macomb goes back to the founding of the city in 1831 and its architecture tells the story of its growth from early pioneer days to the present. Take a tour and explore the history and heart of our city!
2012 Tour Dates:
Friday, June 22: Historic Courthouse Square at 6:00 pm
Saturday, June 23: Historic Courthouse Square at 1:00 pm
Saturday, July 7: Historic Courthouse Square at 1:00 pm
Tours leave from the Western Illinois Museum and are free and open to the public. Donations are always appreciated.
For those unable to attend any of the scheduled guided tours, there is a self-guided walking tour brochure available for download here.
Watch Illinois Stories with Mark McDonalds as he takes the Walking Tour of Macomb's Historic Courthouse Square with Heather Munro and Marty Fischer.