Volume Two
No. 3  
Batavia, Illinois
September, 1961
Published by THE BATAVIA HISTORICAL SOCIETY


There are Voices of the Past, Links of a broken chain, Wings that can bear me back to Times Which cannot come again; Yet God forbid that I should lose The echoes that remain! -Adelaide Anne Proctor

NEXT MEETING
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17th, 1961 AT 3:00 P.M.
BASEMENT OF THE EVANGELICAL COVENANT CHURCH
Corner N. Washington and Houston Streets.

PROGRAM
HISTORY OF THE EVANGELICAL COVENANT CHURCH
By Miss Jennie Larson

EARLY SWEDISH SETTLERS
By John A. Gustafson

There will be a display of early Swedish mementos by William and Cora Benson and their Committee.
NOTES
We had a most interesting meeting on the subject “Our Fox River” at the Boat Club Building, N. River Street, Friday evening, August 4th. It was an informal discussion and we all learned a lot about the early uses of our river.  
Unfortunately, the weather didn't cooperate as it started raining before we finished. Mrs. Earl Judd was in charge of refreshments. We trust that you read and enjoyed Mrs. W. C. Spencer's series of three articles on “A Walk Along East Wilson Street in the Early Days”.  
We are all grateful to her for writing this.  She has always lived on this street and knows it from beginning to end.
We deeply regret the passing, during the summer, of four of our valued members:

Miss Ida Kline
Mrs. B. B. Paddock
Mr. Edwin D. Stafney and Mr. H. T. Windsor.  
Our sympathy goes to their families in this their great loss. The Batavia Board of Education has given to the Historical Society the old school bell, with its mounting, which hung in the Louise White School for so many years. Neal Conde and Dr. A. G. Baxter are to find a permanent location for it. It will be placed on a concrete platform out-of-doors.  Do you have any suggestions?

Sept., 1961
NEW MEMBERS 

Mrs. W. L. Davidson

Mr. Jacob Feldman

Mr. Norman Freedlund

Mr. David Kenneth Glidden

Mr. R. Mark Glidden

Miss Sigred Johnson

Mr. William Jones

Miss Myrtle Kerfoot

Mrs. W. B. Limbaugh

Dr. L. L. Linville

Mrs. L. L. Linville

Mrs. Amy H. Moulding

Mrs. Clifford R. Shaw

Mrs. William Slobe

Terry Sperry

Miss Edith Spuhler

Mr. A. Dewey Swan

Mr. Carl Swan

Miss Esther L. Swanson

Mr. Richard W. Wolcott

Mrs. La Verne Woodard  

2304 Park Place

363 N. Washington St.

712 McKee St.

617 Carlisle Rd.

617 Carlisle Rd.

403 Elm St.

206 Main St.

337 Main St.

316 N. Van Nortwick Ave.

445 Maple Lane

445 Maple Lane

803 Hamlet St.

354 N. Batavia Ave.

122 S. Jefferson St.

216 S. Batavia Ave.

708 Church St.

739 Houston St.

739 Houston St.

20 S. Jackson St.

752 N. Lincoln Ave.

254 N. Washington St.  

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Dues for 1961 are due.  Annual dues are $1.00, Life Membership, $25.00.  Mrs. Walter H. Wood is the Treasurer.

 


NOTES

 

Gifts to the Society, since our last reporting, have come from Mrs. Ernest Brown, Mrs. Fred Womack, Mr. and Mrs. Edward W. Wynn, Mrs. J. P. Prindle, Mr. Edwin D. Stafney, Mr. Ralph H. Finley and Mr. John Van Nortwick. We thank these contributors for their mementos. Our portfolios of notepaper of Batavia Views will be on sale at the meeting.  

 

They will make excellent Christmas or birthday gifts. Have you seen the Bartholomew exhibit in our display cases at the Civic Center? By all means see it at once. Mrs. Elaine Cannon has tastefully arranged an interesting and instructive display.

 

Miss Eunice Shumway has been invited to represent the Society and to participate in a panel discussion at the meeting of the Illinois State Historical Society on Sunday, October 1st, at Springfield, Illinois. The three-day History Museum Workshop which will be held September 28th through October 1st is designed as an intensive training course for those engaged in the operation of local historical societies and small history museums.

 

The Batavia Historical Society is honored to be asked to discuss its work since it has been organized for only a year and a half. At present it is the largest historical society for a community of its size in the state. We are receiving fine write-ups about our meetings in the Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society. This Journal, issued quarterly, itself is worth the $3.00 annual membership dues charged by the State Society.  

 

This is only one of the advantages of becoming a member. If you are interested in the History of your state you should join.