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


Andover, which celebrated its 180th birthday in 2015, 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.

 See the Historic Bandstand Refurbishing Project 

click on "History" link at top left for details 

2018 Events in Andover

Celebrating the Bicentennial
of the State of Illinois

Sunday, April 29, 4 PM – Augustana Founders Day                         Service – Jenny Lind Chapel  
        See jennylindchapel.org for details
Saturday & Sunday, June 2 & 3 – “More Fun on 81”                     Festival - Andover Lake Park & nearby sites 
    Click "June  Festival" link at top  for details
Sunday, September 30, 4 PM – Annual Swedish Service                  – Jenny Lind Chapel 
        See jennylindchapel.org for details
Saturday, December 1, 4:45 PM-8 PM – 29th annual                 Christmas Walk – Andover Lake Park, Legion Bldg. &                             Jenny Lind Chapel
Wednesday, December 5, 7:30 PM – 48th annual Joy of             Christmas with Augustana College – Augustana                                         Lutheran Church & Jenny Lind Chapel

Monday, December 24, 11 PM – Community Candlelight Christmas Eve Service – 

                Jenny Lind Chapel


Tuesday, December 25, 6:30 AM – 168th annual Julotta (early Christmas morning service) – Augustana Church