Downtown, Elkhart, Il.

103 Gov. Oglesby St.


 The Elkhart Historical Society announces its 3rd Saturday  Art & Craft on October 21st you can get a jump on Christmas gifts with some of these new offerings; as space in some classes is limited, reservations are required by Tuesday Oct 17th, and the cost for each is $30 per session made payable to the Elkhart Historical Society PO Box 255 Elkhart, IL  62634.  For more information see Facebook  Elkhart Illinois Antiques, Arts and Café,  or  down load the reservation form:  < CLICK HERE FOR RESERVATION FORM >


 Painting with Reneé 10a – leaf printing on fabric with acrylic paint.  Please bring item(s) of light color, and washed if new. Afternoon class at 1 pm- - Halloween painting with cat and pumpkin in acrylic.


Ice Dyeing with Jamie  Please bring item(s) to dye (also available for purchase) a cooling cookie rack, and a plastic tub  23 x 16 x 6  (under bed box - - or similar size) wear old clothes; ( gloves and face mask will be provided.) 10a or 1p  sessions.


Essential Oils Class with Susan  Morning session: Learn about the top essential oils to have in your home. Pick 6 reasons to have an oil blend available (Examples: Sleep, Immunity, Beat a Cold, Seasonal Sniffles, Wake up, Pay Attention, Ouch, Stomach Stuff), and tailor your own personal formulas according to your needs. 
Go home with 6 blends in convenient roller bottles. 

Afternoon session: Learn about which essential oils to use for a variety of skin applications. (Examples: Wrinkles, Exfoliation, Chapping/Chafing, Cracked lips, "Cottage Cheese" thighs). Go home with face oil, Sugar scrub, lip balm, and a personalized skin cream according to your needs. 

Vintage Lace and Button Collage with Jean Bring your own special items to incorporate in your design, and use the wonderful vintage materials provided to create your own unique creation. 10 a  or 1p sessions.

A Crafters lunch is available at 12 noon for $10, see reservation form for details.

 Please call 217 947  2238 for reservations, and then download this form:  -->RESERVATION FORM; and mail it with your check to Elkhart Historical Society PO Box 255 Elkhart, IL  62634.  Forms can also be obtained and submitted at each of the three shops in Elkhart.  Also look on Face Book,  “ Elkhart Illinois Antiques”.

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7 Nov., 2014 New Herald News:  Country Bumpkin opens in Elkhart - Gillette Ransom and Ann Anderson quietly opened the doors to their new shop, Country Bumpkin, at 103 Governor Oglesby Street in Elkhart about three weeks ago. The store features antiques, collectibles, hand-crafted figurines, framed prints, paintings, and many diverse items.

Featured will be antiques, primitives, reproductions, large and small...a couple of evenings will be added, and a garden shop. This will be vendor supplied,  similar to an antique mall, but boutique-style rather than booths.  We will also be able to take some consignments as space permits, and hope to offer internet sales as well. 


 217 947 2200 



P.O. Box 255





other local websites:

    Elkhart Historical Society:

 Elkhart Wildhare Cafe & Horsefeathers Gift Shop:

Logan County Genealogical & Historical Society:

 Mount Pulaski - Where Lawyer Lincoln Practiced Law (1849-1855):

 Exploring Tourism in Logan County: