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WHAT: Christmas Candlelight Tours of the Governor John Wood MansionWHEN: December 10, 11, 17, 18, 26
CONTACT: HSQAC, 217-222-1835
November 15, 2021, Quincy, Ill.—The Historical Society of Quincy and Adams County will once again offer Christmas Candlelight Tours of the Governor John Wood Mansion. Annually, this popular Quincy tradition has allowed visitors to step back in time and enjoy the beautifully decorated Greek Revival home of John Wood, Quincy’s founder.
Due to pandemic restrictions, the tour group size will be limited at this year’s Candlelight Tours, and reservations will be required. The theme, Ghosts of Christmas Past, will be featured throughout the tour of the home, with actors who portray John Wood, Anne Streeter Wood and Louise Maertz, telling of their connection to the Mansion and to Quincy. Light refreshments and holiday music will add to the festive nature of the event.
Candlelight Tours will be scheduled between 5:00 and 7:00 pm on five days-December 10, 11, 17, 18, 26. Tour times are 5:00; 5:20; 5: 40; 6:00; 6:20; 6:40; and 7:00. Tours will begin in the Society’s Visitors Center next to the Mansion, and tour guides will be available to take groups to the historic home.
Reservations may be made by contacting the HSQAC Office at 217-222-1835 or [email protected].



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