CHARLESTON -- The Five Mile House summer season opens Sunday with a program on antiques, a musical performance and more.

The first of the season's "open houses" at the site will take place from 1-4 p.m. with no charge for admission or parking, according to an announcement.

Activities will open with music by the Illinois Old Tyme Fiddlers from 1-2:30 pm.

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At 2:30 p.m., Dick and Kathy Hummel will conduct an informational session on antiques with visitors welcome to bring their pieces to show. Activities also include demonstrations of spinning and weaving children's activities.

The announcement said visitors will also be able to see the progress on the site foundation's effort to relocate a historic barn to the site.

The Five Mile House is one of the oldest structures in Coles County and is located southeast of Charleston at the intersection of Illinois Route 130 and Westfield Road.

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Dave Fopay is a reporter for the JG-TC who covers Coles County, the local court system, Charleston schools and more.

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