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Let’s Start Spring 2024 With A Road Trip!

March 30 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm CDT

WHAT? A Tour of the Funk Prairie Home & Gem Museum

WHEN? Saturday, March 30, 2024 @ 1:00pm (Tours will end approx. 2:30pm-3:00pm.)

WHERE? Funk Prairie Home, 10875 Prairie Home Ln, Shirley, IL 61772

COST? Nothing! Free Admission! BUT (there’s always a “but”, right?) – you MUST REGISTER

To register, text “Funk Tour” to Shelly Scinto (Vice President, IL Assn of Route 66) @ 708-542-4625. Include your full name and the total number of people who will join you. You are registered only if you receive a reply text message from Shelly. Deadline to register is 7:00 pm on January 15, 2024.

Funk Prairie Home
Marquis de LaFayette Funk built the Prairie Home in 1863 and 1864 with timber felled in Funks Grove. In 1864 LaFayette married Elizabeth Paullin and continued a family legacy that began before the birth of our nation. Visitors to the Prairie Home will see much of the original furniture including rosewood and walnut pieces shipped from Philadelphia. Pieces include a dining room sideboard that reaches the ceiling and a custom made bedroom set. All thirteen rooms of the Prairie Home are fully decorated and open for viewing.

Funk Gem and Mineral Museum
On the same site as the Prairie home is the Funk Gem and Mineral Museum. This is the collection of LaFayette Funk II, grandson of LaFayette I and son of Eugene Funk, Sr. The present museum building was erected by LaFayette in 1973 and 1974. It comprises part of the largest one-man gem and mineral collection in the world.

Want to learn more? Join us on March 30, 2024!


March 30
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm CDT
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Funk Prairie Home
10875 Prairie Home Ln
Shirley, IL 61772 United States
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