June 22, 2020

Neat find today! Hidden in a secret space under the stairs were extra pieces of the molding and the tools used to craft them!

May 28, 2020

After being unable to work on the mansion's restoration the last few months due to the COVID-19 virus, we are finally back! This is the last handrail that needed to be custom made/restored for pieces that were salvageable.

March 17, 2020

While working on removing cabinets and other not original features within the main floor's kitchen, we found some brochures and other promotional items for the Riverlore from its previous owners!

December 20, 2019

Learned a neat fact today! The museum in Cobden, IL has a chimney pot that once stood on the chimneys at the Riverlore. These were designed and created by the Anna Pottery Company! The Riverlore's chimney pot is to the right, but the bottom pictures depict were they would have been placed. Amazing!

October 31, 2019

We held a Halloween event for the local trick-or-treaters, and what a SURPRISE!! The Halliday’s did rearrange their schedule. We enjoyed their stories, and they got to meet the current owners. Promises were made to come back again. So for those who missed them this year, maybe next! We definitely need to step up the quality of our bourbon selection, as William Parker was not impressed.

September 24, 2019

These two amazing pieces of artwork were given to us to display at the Riverlore! We can not wait for them to be hung in their new home! The bottom artwork is of the Riverlore's neighbor, The Magnolia Manor. Thank you so much Trish Smith for helping us to obtain these. Thank you Melinda and David Zimmer for gifting them in honor of your parents Jerome and Patricia Zimmer and Mr. and Mrs. Melcher. Former residents of Cairo.

August 6, 2019

First piece of furniture that was purchased for the Riverlore! Can't wait to see it in its new home!

August 3, 2019

Check out the Southern Illinoisan's article about the purchase of the Riverlore Mansion! We are very excited about the future for this historic property, and are very thankful for the community's support for far!