2018 "If Homes Could Talk" Information

Do you love the history of your house and would like to share it with others?  “If 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 Astor Neighborhood.

This year’s guided walking tour will take place on September 15th 2018 throughout the twenty-five-block Astor Historic District bordered by Mason, Van Buren, and Grignon Streets and the east bank of the Fox River. The concept is to collect and present local history and historical anecdotes, in which you, neighborhood residents; will volunteer your home to be a part of the tour.

Participants provide written signs and graphics to be placed in front their homes, telling stories and offering information from the recent or not-so-recent past.  Some Homeowners have allowed us in their homes and gardens or told us tales of past residents.  Please consider opening your home to the public of offer to tell the story of you home during the Tour.

Last year’s Tour was a great success and this year will be even better. Thank you for all that participated! We need to secure your commitment to participate in the 2018 Tour by August 14th.   If you are willing please email Deby Dehn at deby.dehn@wheda.com or Chris Dunbar at bchs@netnet.net. Past contributors, you have the sign! Just let me know you are in! We can talk you through designing your sign and provide resources for researching your home.

Tickets will go on sales in August through Eventbrite. The link to purchase will be posted on our events page on our Website , Facebook Page, and the BCHS Website. See you in September!

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