All great change in America begins at the dinner table.
The city of Chillicothe is beautifully nestled on the west bank of the Illinois River along Route 29, which is the road that President Reagan traveled in order to reach Eureka College from his home. Reagan often stopped in Chillicothe as he had a fraternity brother and football teammate, George Taylor, who resided in Chillicothe. George became one of Chillicothe High School’s most successful football coaches and father to Hollywood actor Josh Taylor.
Founded in 1836, Chillicothe features a historical downtown with a turn of the century look.
Attractions and Events
Chillicothe Historical Society Museum
723 N. Fourth St., Chillicothe, IL
Christmas on Sixth Street
1023 N. Sixth Street, Chillicothe, IL
Rock Island Railroad Museum
Chillicothe, IL - 309-274-4175
December 11 thru January 23, 2011, Chillicothe Public Library, 430 N. Bradley Ave.
December 11 opening event: 10 am to 12 noon: "Cider and Carols"
December 14: 6:30 pm: Mossville Band Concert
January 3: 6 pm: Native American Drum Circle
January 5: 6:30 pm: Remembering the Hub w/Kay Stevens &Lynn Furness.
January 8: 7 pm: Old Time Barn Dance
January 9: 2 Pm: Old Fashioned "Parlor Night"
January 16: 2:30 pm: 800 Pounds of Harmony: Chillicothe's Big Four.
January 23: 4 pm: The Heritage Ensemble