Dining in History (DIH) is an annual MCHS event held at a historic property in Madison County where guests can enjoy a catered dinner and learn about the venue through a program and self-guided tours. The 2019 event was held at the John Wildi Masonic Temple in Highland, Illinois, where visitors explored the history of freemasons. In earlier years attendees have explored the Wildi Theater, learned about the Alton Dam, and dined in the rotunda of the Madison County Courthouse to celebrate its Centennial. The Dining in History event also serves as the Society’s Annual Meeting. Following is a sample program. It is our hope that this annual event an be resumed soon.
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Start Silent Auction & Tours
5:00pm – 6:00 pm
Dinner & End Silent Auction
6:00pm – 7:30 pm
7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Silent Auction to benefit Madison County Historical Museum and Archival Library. Explore the John Wildi Masonic Temple. Lodge members and local historians will be available to provide insights and information on the former Wildi family home that was donated to the Lodge in 1920.
Meal Catered by:
Urban Farmhouse Eatery and Pie Company
(Vegetarian Option is available)
History of the Freemasons in IL and Highland
David Hickey, Past Master of HML 583.