TAYLORVILLE (Heartland Newsfeed) — The annual persimmon party jointly presented by the Christian County Historical Society & Museum and the Christian County Genealogical Society will return once again in less than a month.

The event will be held on Saturday, Nov. 3 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. with various activities taking place throughout the day.

The event kicks off with the Little Miss Persimmon pageant, which will take place in front of the historic Morrison house.

Kristin Hoganson, University of Illinois history professor and scholar, will be the featured speaker with a presentation “Hog Tied: The Berkshire craze in Illinois”, beginning at 11:30 a.m.

Attendees will be able to enjoy and sample sweet treats made from their very own heirloom persimmon pulp.

The pulp will also be available for purchase for $5 per cup during the event to take home and use for your upcoming holiday goodies, as well as additional items in the museum gift shop. Food will also be available for purchase on the premises.

Additional presentations will be offered about the persimmon and all fully-furnished historical buildings will be open to tour.

You can check out the event at 325 Abe’s Way in Taylorville, which is in between Illinois Routes 29 and 48 in front of the Super 8 Motel.

Donations will be accepted upon entrance to the grounds and help preserve the rich history of Christian County as a not-for-profit 501(c) historical organization. CCHSM is a partner organization in the 42-county Abraham Lincoln National Heritage Area.

More information can be provided by calling (217) 824-6922 or by reaching out to them via their various social media platforms.

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Jake Leonard, a broadcast media and journalism veteran, is the editor-in-chief of Heartland Newsfeed. Leonard is also GM and program director of Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network and a contributing writer for My Sports Vote, Ambush Sports and Midwest Sports Network. He resides at home in Nokomis, Ill. with his dogs Sparky and Buster.

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