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A Delicious Meal In A Historic Home

A Delicious Meal In A Historic Home

Gather five people and head to the Nancy Kimball Cobblestone House to enjoy a delicious meal prepared by Elgin History Museum Board Member Krisilee Murphy. Take in the splendor of the beautiful rehab work around the home – don’t forget to check out the native garden by the Wild Ones! Then sit down to a three course gourmet meal with carefully selected wine. Enjoy excellent company and conversation in a home that is 176 years old! Date will be established by the winner and chef Krisilee Murphy.

German Kinder Basket

German Kinder Basket

This beautiful basket would delight young and old alike. It contains a music box, snow globe, Hummel figurine, a Nutcracker and a Barbie doll dressed in a German outfit.

A Special Wine

A Special Wine

This wine is called 1880 Zinfandel. It comes from Saucelito Canyon and is an old vine Zinfandel. This wine is a limited-edition Zinfandel more than 135 years in the making. The vines were originally planted in 1880 and were restored nearly 100 years after they were planted. The “1880 Zinfandel is the only wine to come exclusively from these vines.” It exhibits the rich flavors that could only come from some of the oldest vines still producing in California.

Wing Mansion – Steve Thoren and Maureen McWaid

Wing Mansion – Steve Thoren and Maureen McWaid

With this personally narrated tour you’ll have an up close look at over 300 vintage lamps and light fixtures, Maureen’s exquisite American Brilliant Hand Cut Crystal Glassware collection, Vintage phonographs and Victrolas, over 100 vintage ornate toasters, and so much more. Also, see the basement museum, which is never on the public tours. Up to 6 in a group and includes a glass of champagne and a ride in an original 1923 Model T Ford through Wing Park.

Toy Story – Dennis Roxworthy

Toy Story – Dennis Roxworthy

Feel like a kid again when you see the amazing toys and collectables that have been lovingly cared for by Dennis and Laurie Roxworthy. Toy cars and trucks some in their original boxes line shelves and show cases. Bicycles from yesteryear are on display. You and five of your friends will surely enjoy this visit to the past.

This Old House – Rebecca Hunter

This Old House – Rebecca Hunter

Ever wondered about who lived in your Elgin house before you? What changes were made to the home over time and what did it look like originally? Researcher Rebecca Hunter is using her skills to look into the past details of your home and prepare a report for you or possibly an historical plaque application for the Elgin Heritage Commission!

Walk On – Jerry Turnquist

Walk On – Jerry Turnquist

Learn more about Elgin’s past in a walking tour designed especially for you by Elgin historian Jerry Turnquist. This tour is a perfect opportunity for you and a small group of friends or family to learn about Elgin’s rich building heritage and past citizens in a smaller group setting from Jerry who has led a number of other historic tours over the years.

History Happenings – Linda Rock

History Happenings – Linda Rock

Historian and collector Linda Rock specializes in Elgin history from a woman’s point of view. Choose from a list of delightful, and often interactive, history programs for your organization or just for family and friends! Topics include amazing Elgin women such as artist Jane Peterson or pioneer Nancy Kimball, Elgin businesses such as candy making and Elgin American compacts, or collectible histories on hats and Tupperware.

All Things Gardening

All Things Gardening

It is always the season to think about gardening. You can keep your skills in tact this fall and winter by following all the helpful hints in the Winter Garden Book included in this basket. It is beautifully illustrated and offers many useful gardening tips. Enjoy the decorative lantern in your yard or on your patio. After using the gardening gloves refresh your hands with the gardener’s hand lotion and hand towel also in the basket. When you are ready to shop for plants this spring use the $30.00 gift card to Platt Hill Nursery.

Bath and Spa

Bath and Spa

Treat yourself to a spa treatment with all the wonderful items in this Bath and Spa basket. Feel refreshed after using the therapy cleansing brush and the exfoliating bath gloves. Have a relaxing bath with the wild rose bath salts. Enjoy the soothing feel of rose hand lotion, rose vegetable soap, rose oil and shea butter ultra-hydrating body butter and rosehip infused detoxifying foot pads. Other spa items also included. Treat yourself or give as a gift.