Prairie Partner Activities
Nature Photo Contest
Fishing & Hunting
Donors & Donations
Take only Memories. Leave only Footprints. Thank You Very Kindly.
|SUPPORT THE PRAIRIE PARTNER
HOURS: 10 AM TO 4 PM
on days the visitors center is open.
Winners of the 2022 Fundraiser
The Fundraiser Drawing held at 2:30 Saturday, September 17th results are in.
The beautiful wall hanging pieced and quilted by Joan Papesh of Diamond, Illinois was won by Diana Donnelly from Mondovi, Wisconsin who was at the event!
The second prize was a lovely fall arrangement designed by Prairie Partner Karen Dixon was won by Ginny Stevens of Joliet, Illinois who was also at the event.
Congratulationsto all. It is exciting when all the winners are so close.
Ginny Stevens holds her second Place Price.
Unfortunately we did not get a photo of the 3rd place winner.
Hand-woven Rag Rugs
Rag Rugs are made on the cherry wood Jack loom that sits in the museum of the visitor's center. This is a typical rug, finished with fringe. Most of our Rugs are hemmed and easy to care for.
Most rugs are made during open hours at the center. Our nice ones are for sale.
Check the Museum Sales Shelf by the Jack Loom.
GLPSNA PARK PATCH
Available in the Center
The gift shop manager keeps a nice selections of nature study books on hand at a very reasonable prices.
For the younger set, find coloring books, puzzle books and nature study.
Peterson's Pocket sized guides and Golden Guide books featured are on birds, butterflies, wildflowers, prairies, animal tracks, weather, mammals,
fossils, reptiles & amphibians,
rocks & minerals, and
Rag Rug from Cotton Fabric Strips.
Sales from the rag rugs we weave go to help us fund new purchases in the gift shop.
A variety of items are available for children: handmade pioneer dolls, simple binoculars, compasses, arrowheads, and beaded items. Plastic frogs, snakes and lizards decorate the display case.
GRUNDY COUNTY BUCKSKIN
Leather pouches or bags are on sale in the gift shop. Made from A deer skin bagged in Grundy County, these bags are just right for your cell phone, camera, coins, etc. The leather for these bags was processed by a Prairie Partner Member.
Priced from $8 to $10
Each one is unique.
YOU MUST VISIT
THE GIFT SHOP.
YOU NEVER KNOW
WHAT YOU WILL SEE
THAT YOU WILL NEED.
We accept Checks or Cash Only.
Rag Rugs wove with Denim Strips
4-Harness Jack Loom with Sales shelf
While the Goose Lake Prairie State Natural Area's Visitor Center is closed our loom is at the Grundy County Historical Society Museum.
We thanked the group for allowing us to use their space with a Rag Rug made by Beverly Mansfield.
In 2006 the Partners began a clothing line. The line originally supported a new park logo printed on beige. The color is now a lovely light blue.
All Beige T-shirts and
Polos are on sale.
Our beige line is discontinued.
The Logo on the Clothing Line:
Clothing items available are T-Shirts, Polo Shirts, and caps.
We carry adult and children sizes.
Check the Center for sizes
Questions? Call 815-942-2899.
Jackie Martin models the
blue Polo Shirt.
|Your purchases and donations allow the Partners to provide educational programs and displays for the center and Cragg Cabin re-enactments.||We thank you for
Goose Lake Prairie Partners
is a not-for-profit organization.
We provide a "certificate of gift" for tax purposes.