Volume Two
No.2  

Batavia, Illinois 
April, 1961
Published by THE BATAVIA HISTORICAL SOCIETY

"---in our youth, our hearts were touched with fire---we have seen with our own eyes, beyond and above the gold fields, the snowy heights of honor, and it is for us to bear the report to those who come after us"---
O. W. Holmes Union Captain (later Supreme Court Justice)


NEXT MEETING
SUNDAY, APRIL 16th, 1961 AT 3:00 P. M.
PARISH HOUSE OF THE CALVARY CHURCH
Corner Batavia Ave. and Main St.

PROGRAM
HISTORY OF THE- CALVARY EPISCOPAL CHURCH
By Mrs. Carl N. More

Great-Grandmother's Diary 1861-65 Arranged by Mrs. Quentin Blewett and her Civil War Centennial Comm. Participants - Miss Lydia Stafney, Ben Limbaugh and Sue Nelson.  Miss Stafney is the High School Latin teacher, Sue Nelson is a Sophomore in High School, Ben Limbaugh is a Sixth Grader in the McWayne School. Music arranged by Mr. Elwood Willey. Mr. Bernard Wax, Field Representative of the Illinois State Historical Society, will be our guest. The Illinois Historymobile, telling the history of Illinois through the Civil War Period, will be on Main St. in front of the Parish House on April 16th.  It will visit the Public Schools on Monday, April 17th.


DISPLAY AT "THE FRAME"
139 3. BATAVIA AVE.

Theme "Batavia - 100 Years or So Ago." Opening Night, April 7th, Friday, from 7:00 to 9:30. The hours thereafter will be from 12:00 Noon to 8:00 P. M. every day except Sunday and Wednesday. THE FRAME will be open Sunday, April 16th, after the meeting at the Calvary Parish House.


COMMITTEES FOR "THE FRAME" EXHIBIT ARRANGEMENT OF DISPLAYS

Mrs. Clare J. Kruger, Mrs. Elaine Cannon, Mr. Richard Lewis, Mrs. John Pearce and Mrs. R. W. Cowan.
REFRESHMENTS:  (Opening night) - Mrs. Malcolm R. Derby.
HOSPITALITY: Miss Ruth Challman, Mrs. Michael G. Schomig, Mrs. Dewey Swan and Miss Marie Larson.
We thank all contributors to the display for so generously lending to the Society their remarkably interesting momentos.


NOTES

Our new display cases at the Batavia Civic Center will be filled with momentos of the Bartholomews for the Grand Opening. These are being collected by Mrs. Carl N. and arranged by Mrs. Elaine Cannon. The displays thereafter will be changed from time to time.  

Notification of the changes will be in the newspapers. There have been some erroneous ideas about our first bronze plaque, this one on the home of Mr. and Mrs. Quentin Blewett. This is not the oldest house in town, but Mr. Blewett was the first to furnish written proof properly authenticated that his house was over one hundred years old. He also paid the fee of $25.00 which included the cost of the plaque.

The Society acts as the sponsor. Anyone who has such a house and meets these requirements is eligible for a plaque.


NEW-MEMBERS

Brooks, Mrs. Earle

Clever, Mrs. Lynn

Clever, Mr. Robert

Donovan, Monsignor Wm. J.

Grehn, Mr. Walter

Green, Mrs. Walter

Hildebrand, Mrs. Lita

Kerfoot, Mr. Robert

Kruger, Miss Coburn

Kruger, Mark

MaCurdy, Mrs. Charles F.

Marcuson, Mr. Maurice

Marcuson, Mrs. Maurice

Murray, Mrs. Ruth L.

Paddock, Mr. Bruce B.

Paddock, Mrs. Bruce B.

Perna, Mr. Angelo

Perna, Mrs. Angelo

Schuler, Mr. John

Shumway, Mrs. Robert

Swanson, Mr. Arthur

Vieregg, Mrs. Olga

Weisner, Mrs. Jack

Windsor, Mr. H. T.

Wood, Mrs. Irma

Wood, Mrs. May S.

 

1020 Woodland Ave.

406 Blaine St.

406 Blaine St.

313 E. Wilson St.

320 Morton St.

320 Morton St.

1880 Jackson St., Oakland 12, Calif.

337 Main St.

125 S. Washington St.

125 S. Washington St.

613 Houston St.

426 W. Wilson St.

426 W. Wilson St.

220 Spring St.

620 North Ave.

628 North Ave.

610 North Ave.

610 North Ave.

213 S. Prairie St.

324 First St.

241 N. Jefferson St.

328 Union Ave.

135 S. Washington St.

547 N. Batavia Ave.

425 Cleveland Ave.

125 S. Jefferson St.  


Dues are due. Annual dues are $1.00, life membership, $25.00.  


Mrs. Walter H. Wood is the new treasurer.

The Batavia Public Library will have a display of the new Civil War books during April. Stop in and see them.
In June, 1911, 50 years ago, Supt. of Schools H. A. Bone, stepped into the High School assembly room and said: "The marriage of the two districts, 100 and 101, has just been completed. 

From now on there will be one district known as District 101.We congratulate the First Methodist Church of Batavia on reaching the 125th mile-stone in their history and wish them well in all of their future efforts for good to the community and to the world.