News From The Manor

Robert Grese Elected to Smeja Homestead Foundation Board

Rockford – Robert E. Grese, Emeritus Professor in the School of Environment and Sustainability, University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, has been elected to the Board of the Smeja Homestead Foundation, a local nonprofit organization dedicated to historic preservation and...

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New Director of Indian Hill Manor & Farm Announced

Brian A. Reis has joined the Smeja Homestead Foundation as the newly appointed Executive Director, it was announced today.  Reis previously served as Executive Director of the Ellwood House Museum in Dekalb, Illinois for twelve years and before that he was Curator of...

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Old Barn Survey in Kishwaukee Area

The private foundation that owns the historic Indian Hill Manor and Farm is conducting a survey of historic barns and other farm buildings in the rural area around the old village of Kishwaukee. The area covered by the survey includes parts of southwest Rockford...

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