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[DEC. 21, 2004]  SPRINGFIELD -- Most of the state historic sites administered by the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency will be closed Dec. 24, 25, 31 and Jan. 1 to observe the Christmas and New Year's holidays.

All sites will be closed on Christmas Day with the exception of the Colony Church at Bishop Hill State Historic Site, which will have its annual Julotta church service at 6 a.m. It will then be closed the rest of the day.

All state historic sites will be closed on New Year's Day.

All state historic sites will be closed on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve with the following exceptions: The Dana-Thomas House in Springfield will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 24 and 31 for holiday tours, and the Old State Capitol in Springfield and Fort de Chartres in Prairie du Rocher will be open only during the evening of Dec. 31 for New Year's Eve public events.

Visit for schedule information about each historic site.

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The Illinois Historic Preservation Agency operates the following sites: Apple River Fort, Elizabeth; Bishop Hill; Black Hawk, Rock Island; Bryant Cottage, Bement; Cahokia Courthouse; Cahokia Mounds, Collinsville; Carl Sandburg Birthplace, Galesburg; Dana-Thomas House, Lincoln-Herndon Law Offices, Lincoln Tomb, Old State Capitol, Vachel Lindsay Home and the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, all in Springfield; David Davis Mansion, Bloomington; Douglas Tomb, Chicago; Fort de Chartres, Prairie du Rocher; Fort Kaskaskia and Pierre Menard Home, Ellis Grove; Ulysses S. Grant Home and Old Market House, Galena; Jubilee College, Brimfield; Lewis and Clark, Hartford; Lincoln Log Cabin, Lerna; Lincoln's New Salem, Petersburg; Martin-Boismenue House, North Dupo; Metamora Courthouse; Mount Pulaski Courthouse; Postville Courthouse, Lincoln; and Vandalia Statehouse.

[Illinois Historic Preservation Agency news release]

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