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A Historical House Walk Through Beautiful Ottawa, Illinois – October 20, 2019

The Ottawa Historical & Scouting Museum is holding its 4th Annual Historical House Walk on Sunday, October 20th, from 11:00am to 4:00pm. Ticket holders will be allowed the opportunity to explore four of Ottawa’s Historic Homes.

Cora J Pope House

The Cora J Pope Home was built in 1902 on Ottawa’s majestic South Bluff. It was operated as a home for elderly women for many years, but now it is currently being renovated for another use.

Hossack Home

The Hossack Home, also known as “The Columns” was built in 1854.  It is believed that this was a stop on the Underground Railroad.

The Jacobs Home

The Jacobs home was built in 1913.

The Hull Home

This house was the resident of the Hull family in 1902 and the Claus family from 1914-1951.

The Ottawa Historical and Scouting Heritage Museum will be open, free of charge, to those with tickets to the Historical House Walk.  At the museum, there will be a special photography exhibit of the tornado damage to the Hossack House, the renovation process, and additional information on the other homes.  Ticket holders will be served refreshments at the museum as well.

Quilt Raffle

A quilt raffle will also be held that day as well.

To purchase tickets, please visit the Ottawa Historical and Scouting Heritage Museum at 1100 Canal Street in Ottawa, Handy Foods at askldajs, or Herman’s Liquor Store at askldjasd .  Tickets are $20 per person, and only a limited quantity of tickets remain. 

To find out more information about the event, visit the Facebook Event Page at https://www.facebook.com/events/419767498659659/.