Volume Twenty-Five

No. 3

  


DID YOU REMEMBER TO SAVE THE FOLLOWING DATE FOR THE PICNIC MEETING OF THE BATAVIA HISTORICAL SOCIETY:

 

DATE:             SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16

TIME:             12 NOON

PLACE:           FABYAN'S FOREST PRESERVE, EAST SIDE, DOWNHILL FROM THE WINDMILL IN THE CABIN BORDERING THE BICYCLE PATH.  

THIS IS AN ALL-FAMILY PICNIC.  BRING A DISH TO PASS. MEAT AND COFFEE WILL BE FURNISHED BY ALL BOARD MEMBERS.  

BRING YOUR OWN TABLE SERVICE AND CUP.  A VERY INT'ERESTING PROGRAM HAS BEEN PLANNED.

 


WINDMILL FESTIVAL

 

Recently, at the Windmill Festival Days, the Batavia Historical Society had a table near McDonalds manned by Batavia Historical Society volunteers, seeking new members.  We were successful in getting nine new members and are happy to welcome the following into our group: Jean Shanley, Dr. J. R. Roman, Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Baker, Karl Bruhn, and James & Carol Auer - all of Batavia; and Dan and Michele Kline of Geneva.

 


SPECIAL SERVICE COMMITTEE

 

Batavia Special Service Committee needs volunteers to record citizen events for preservation purposes. These volunteers will work through the Multi Media Co. for filming. Please contact Elsie Smith, Alderwoman, phone 879-2529, if interested.

 


CARLA HILL

 

From Carla Hill, the Batavia Depot Museum Curator, we have the following items: Beginning the first week in September she will conduct on-the-job volunteer training programs - personally conducting each individual volunteer through the various phases of acting as a knowledgeable museum guide. Any new volunteers will be given the same personal on-the-job training. Soon she will announce the date and destination of another bus trip for volunteers. The one held last year to the Chicago Historical Museum was very enjoyable - and we know the one she has planned will be also.

 


BUDDING AUTHOR 

 

We have a budding author in our midst - Bill Bodell from Woodland Hills has written a book with the story setting in Youngstown, New York. The title of the book is "Immortal Spirit" and is now available in book stores and soon will be available in our Batavia Library.

 


RECENT MUSEUM VISITORS

 

Recent visitors to our museum were from such far away places as Germany and Belgium - and Washington, California, Florida, Maryland, Virginia - and Batavia, New York.


HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Monsignor William J. Donovan, Holy Cross Church, who has been one of our most beloved citizens for generations, on the occasion of his 100th birthday on August 8. It is most fitting that the Wilson Street Bridge has been renamed the William J. Donovan Bridge in his honor. We of the Batavia Historical Society add our appreciation and admiration for his long years of dedication to his church and community.


BOARD MEETING

 

The Board of Directors met Thursday, August 9, at the home of the President - Charles and Bernice Kline.

 

OPEN HOUSE

 

On Thursday, September 13, from 4:00 to 7:00 PM, there will be an Open House at Batavia Depot Museum for Batavia Bank employees and its Board of Directors. All Batavia Historical Society Board members will be on hand to act as hosts.