Do you have a passion for food and history? Flavor Tours is the perfect marriage of the two in a community overflowing with culinary and cultural wonders! Pave your way to five eateries in Quincy’s downtown District, alongside your personal Food Ambassador, sharing colorful insights into the city’s past. You will visit Electric Fountain Brewing, Krazy Cakes, On the Rail Sports Bar & Grill, The Patio Restraurant, Tiramisu, Quincy Brewing Co. and Wicked Thyme Charcuterie.
Local chefs create seasonal brunch/lunch menus including house-made coffee, cocktails and beer. Your adventure includes a Farmers Market stroll in Washington Park and a stop at a boutique shop.
Arts Quincy, in partnership with the Historical Society of Quincy and Adams County and the Underground Railroad Museum at Dr. Richard Eells House, are pleased to present one of Illinois Humanities Council’s Road Scholars Connie Martin, MA on Saturday, June 17 at 11 am during the Juneteenth commemoration festivities. Juneteenth has been celebrated for 157 years, but was made a federal holiday in 2020.
Martin will present “Hidden Messages in Negro Spirituals on the Underground Railroad.” The free program will take place at the newly-renamed historic site: Underground Railroad Museum at the Dr. Richard Eells home located at 415 Jersey St. at 11 am on Saturday, June 17. Refreshments will be served.
Freedom School through Bella Ease has been working on visual art projects to display during Quincy’s second annual Juneteenth Celebration on Saturday, June 17, thanks to partnership funding from Arts Quincy.
Students in the program learned about the significance and history of the holiday which honors the end to slavery in the US and is considered the longest-running African American holiday. In 2021, it officially became a federal holiday.
Swimming Complex field to kick off summer with a celebration featuring art activities, a meal, health and sun safety information as well as a showing of Disney’s Encanto! The evening kicks off at 6 pm with Blessing Heath System serving free walking tacos and the movie starting at 6:30 pm.
While the movie plays, families can visit arts organization booths to make crafts and learn more about arts programming for kids. Participants include the Historical Society of Quincy and Adams County, Quincy Children’s Museum, Quincy Community Theatre, Quincy Public Library and The Art Center.
One of the most fascinating Underground Railroad sites in the United States is right here in Quincy. Now renamed as the Underground Railroad Museum, the home of Dr. Richard Eells and his wife Jane is open for tours on Saturdays now through November. The couple were active abolitionists who lived in this 1835 brick house in Quincy. In August of 1842, their lives changed forever when an escaped enslaved man named Charlie from nearby Lewis County, Missouri was brought to the house by a free Black man named Berryman Barnet.