Season 3 - 2005
Visit Prairie Fire Glass in Monticello, a working glass blowing studio and gallery. Tour the Farnsworth House, an all glass and steel house along the Fox River, near Plano. Stop by Flesor's Candy Kitchen in Tuscola, a longtime family business reopened 30 years after it closed.
Travel to Palestine and meet two artists on Main Street, Steve Meadows Folk Art Gallery and Larry Miller's Coon Hollow Studio. Near Wilmington , see how nearly 20,000 acres of the former Joliet Army Ammunition Plant are being restored to native Illinois prairie.
Head to Southern Illinois and discover the natural treasures to be found in the Cache River State Natural Area. Also in Southern Illinois , learn about the history of Anna-Kirkpatrick Pottery, in operation from 1859 to 1896.
Visit the historic and quaint German village of Maeystown in Southwest Illinois. Meet Deborah Fell, an art quilter from Urbana who tells a story through her quilts. Learn how Shiitake mushrooms are grown in the woods of Vermilion County.
Visit Mid America Motorworks in Effingham and learn why the Corvette is America's favorite sports car. Meet Nina Marshall, a talented musician who is a self-taught harp maker. Tour DeMoulin in Greenville, a company that is the largest maker of band uniforms in the country.
Visit with miller Mike Roe, owner of the historic Bridgeton Mill in Bridgeton, Indiana. Stop by the Pearson Medical Museum in Springfield and learn about medical history from curator Barbara Mason, also known as “the leech lady”. See how most of the world's track and field equipment is manufactured in Champaign at Gill Athletics.
Meet photographer Larry Kanfer, who has captured Midwestern landscapes on film for over 20 years. Visit the Prairie Aviation Museum and Challenger Learning Center in Bloomington and explore aviation and space travel. See how functional pottery has been made by Clay City Pottery in Clay City, Indiana.
Visit the small community of Oakland to see how this town is welcoming visitors to it's many attractions. See one of the very last manned interlocking towers in the Midwest in Terre Haute and meet the people responsible for its restoration.
Travel to Atlanta, Illinois and visit two unique historical features, the JH Hawes wooden grain elevator and the octagonal public library. Meet Mike and Wendy Rhodes, a father-daughter chain saw carving team. See a book bound from start to finish at the Lincoln Book Bindery in Urbana.
Explore the artistic treasures of Cedarhurst Center for the Arts in Mt. Vernon. See metal transformed into art with a visit to Four Points Blacksmith Shop in Charleston and meet the owner, Lorelei Sims. Tour Frasca International, Inc. in Champaign to see how flight simulators are manufactured.
Spend some time with the women of the Motherlode String Band of Charleston. Visit the Exotic Feline Rescue Center in Center Point, Indiana. See how Champaign Velvet Beer is brewed in Terre Haute.
Meet Mac and Dorothy McClerren of Charleston. Since 1992 they have been playing the roles of Abraham and Mary Lincoln to audiences all over the country. Spend a day in the capitol city of Springfield to check out its many sites and meet a woman who builds motorcycles just for women.