• Andover - a hidden treasure you must see:
    • the place where Jenny Lind, the Swedish Nightingale, left a lasting footprint


Welcome 

Andover, which is celebrating its 185th+One birthday this year (click on June Festival link for details) , is strategically located between the Quad-Cities (22 miles), Galesburg (28 miles), Geneseo (18 miles), and Kewanee (22 miles).  Within this western Illinois area of over 400,000 persons, you will find the amenities usually only offered in large cities:  shopping, educational opportunities, recreation, art, museums, healthcare facilities, and restaurants.

Served by Interstate 74 and IL Route 81, Andover is a community where some 600 persons live, work, raise a family, and retire.  Old historic homes are blended with new homes and historic buildings as you travel in all four directions from the former colony square - now the beautiful ten-acre Andover Lake Park.  This brief video and these photos highlight Andover's tourist attractions.

                  

2021 Events in Andover 

Sunday, April 25, 4 PM – Augustana Founders Day                               Service – Jenny Lind Chapel  
        See jennylindchapel.org for details

 Saturday & Sunday, June 5 & 6 – Andover's 185th+One Anniversary Festival - Andover Lake Park & 
nearby sites - 
    Click "June  Festival" link at top  for details
 
Sunday, September 26, 4 PM – Annual Swedish Service                          – Jenny Lind Chapel 
        See jennylindchapel.org for details
 

WATCH HERE FOR POSTING OF DECEMBER EVENTS
 

 See the Historic Bandstand Refurbishing Project 

click on "History" link at top left for details