ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE
Friends of the Castle are having our Annual Open House in the Villa Kathrine on Mothers Day, Sunday May 14, 2017, from Noon to 6:00 p.m.
We will have free tours, refreshments and other fun activities all day.
Bring mom, family and friends to enjoy this unique restored Mediterranean-style Villa on the Mississippi River bluff, at your leisure.
ELEANOR YACKLEY NAMED VILLA KATHRINE VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR
Congratulations to Eleanor Yackley for being honored as "Volunteer of the Year" for 2016 by Friends of the Castle at their 38th Annual Meeting.
She has been a Volunteer Host for several years, as well as serving in other important volunteer roles at the Villa Kathrine.
Stop by some Thursday afternoon to congratulate her, and ask her to help you learn about all the good things happening in the Quincy area.
RESTORED VILLA KATHRINE SERVING VISITORS & LOCALS FOR 30 YEARS
Since the Tourist Information Center opened in the parlor of the Villa Kathrine on Labor Day in September 1987, over 140,000 visitors from all 50 states and 94 countries from around the world have signed the guest book, and been helped by Friends of the Castle Hosts.
In addition to these visitors, an average of nearly 2,000 more guests attend an average of nearly 40 Special Events each year.
Further, uncounted casual visitors enjoy the view from the Mississippi River bluff outside the Villa, watch the eagles & other birds, see river barges go by, and relax on the lawn.
FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR FREE YOUTH GROUP TOURS OF VILLA KATHRINE
Friends of the Castle have funds available to cover the admission fees for guided educational tours for groups of students from area schools and other youth groups, thanks to the generosity of the Quincy Gem City Kiwanis Club and the Quincy Noon Kiwanis Club.
For information, or to schedule a tour of the Villa Kathrine for a class or youth group, please call 217-224-6922 or 217-617-5460.