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


Andover, which is celebrating its 185th 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.

2020 Events in Andover 

Sunday, April 26, 4 PM – Augustana Founders Day                               Service – Jenny Lind Chapel  
        See jennylindchapel.org for details
Friday, Saturday & Sunday, June 5- 7 – Andover's 185th         Anniversary Festival - Andover Lake Park & 
nearby sites 
    Click "June  Festival" link at top  for details

Sunday, September 27, 4 PM – Annual Swedish Service                          – Jenny Lind Chapel 
        See jennylindchapel.org for details

 Saturday, October 17, TBA – Jenny Lind's 200th Birthday                          Celebration –  Augustana  Church
        See jennylindchapel.org for details

Wednesday, December 2, 7:30 PM – 50th annual Joy of             Christmas with Augustana College – Augustana                               Church & Jenny Lind Chapel

Saturday, December 5, 4:45 PM-8 PM – 31st annual                 Christmas Walk – Andover Lake Park, Fire Station &                             Jenny Lind Chapel.  

Thursday, December 24, 11 PM – Community Candlelight                Christmas Eve Service  - Jenny Lind Chapel

 Friday, December 25, 7 AM – 170th annual Julotta (early Christmas morning service) – Augustana Church

 See the Historic Bandstand Refurbishing Project 

click on "History" link at top left for details