CHARLESTON -- The historic Five Mile House is scheduled to host live music and other activities during an open house from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Lunar Halo will perform a concert from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Other activities will include a presentation by Lance Beever on old-fashioned phrases and their origins, spinning and weaving demonstrations, and children’s activities.

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Five Mile House barn work heading toward completion

If the weather is inclement, activities will be held in barn that is being constructed next at the Five Mile House. This site, which is called Coles County’s oldest surviving farmstead, is located at Illinois Route 130 and the Westfield Road. More information is available at https://www.facebook.com/5MileHouseFoundation/.

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Rob Stroud is a reporter for the JG-TC, covering the city of Mattoon, Lake Land College, Cumberland County and areas including Oakland, Casey and Martinsville.

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