By Blair Thomas
June 24, 2012, Moline, Illinois
Travel back in time in the gardens of Butterworth Center at the annual Blossoms at Butterworth Deere Family Mansion in Moline.
This garden party highlights historical outdoor pastimes when families spent leisure time together outdoors. An antique auto show, 1800s lawn games, jugglers and live music are all part of the celebration.
Other afternoon activities include self-guided tours of the Butterworth and Deere-Wiman homes – which once belonged to John Deere family descendants and are now operated by the William Butterworth Memorial Trust – as well as guided bus tours of the Overlook Historic Neighborhood and multiple food vendors. Events are held noon to 5 p.m.
The Butterworth Center is located at 1105 8th St., and the Deere-Wiman House is at 817 11th Ave. For more information, call (309) 743-2701 or visit www.butterworthcenter.com.
While you’re there, be sure to stop in for a reuben sandwich at Belgian Village Inn.