2018 Plank Road Artist Residency

2018 Plank Road Artist Residency

Slots are filling up for the inaugural summer sessions of the 2018 Plank Road Artist Residency. We have been and continue to work with a strong desire to provide for a dynamic experience for our future residents.  For our first year, through personal invitation, we...

Story Share #13

Dwight and Eloise Baxter (both deceased now), once shared this story. There was once a big flood when the Illinois River overflowed and covered the river bottom. They wanted to see the flood waters and knew Farwell House would be the best place to see it, however,...

Story Share #12

My mother, father & I moved to Frederick in the spring of 1977. At that time, Frederick had a fish market, located at the bottom of the hill where the Farwell House is located. A beauty salon, a small store and a greenhouse, a church and post office were also...
Celebrating 150 Years On The Hill

Celebrating 150 Years On The Hill

Mark your calendars folks!  On Saturday, October 28, from 11 am to 4 pm we will be hosting a community celebration in honor of the 150th anniversary of Farwell House.  That’s right, the home built by Charles Farwell has been a part of the Frederick community for...
What’s in an Object? And introduction to OOMA

What’s in an Object? And introduction to OOMA

Objects. Things. Chances are pretty good that you have specific items in your possession that you have held onto for years.  Items that have made it through every cross country move and survived all sorts of opportunities to land in a yard sale. For various reasons,...