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Mark and Rebecca Spencer, owners of the historic Allen House at 705 North Main Street in Monticello, will host a Christmas Open House from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. on December 17.

Guests will be served hot apple cider and cookies and will have full access to the first floor of the home which has been decorated for the Christmas holidays.

Guided tours of all three floors will be provided and the book, Images of America: Monticello by Mary Heady and Mark Spencer will be available for purchase. The proceeds of the book will go to the Drew County Historical Society. The book consists of 210 historical photographs and 18,000 words of text about Monticello’s colorful past.

Also, Mark Spencer’s newly-released book about the Allen House, A Haunted Love Story, will be available for purchase.