THE BATAVIA HISTORIAN

Volume Twenty-Seven

No. 1

      

February 1986 


 

PLEASE BE REMINDED THAT THE NEXT MEETING OF THE BATAVIA HISTORICAL SOCIETY WILL BE HELD

 

 

DATE:                        SUNDAY, MARCH 16, 1986

TIME:                        3:00 - 5:00 PM

PLACE:                      THE HOLMSTAD

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PROGRAM:                

 

ELECTION OF OFFICERS

 

SPECIAL MUSIC - EARL MARKS, TENOR

 

SPEAKER - MAYOR JEFF SCHIELKE

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REFRESHMENTS

 

It is important that all members attend because election of new officers will be held.


CHRISTMAS MEETING

 

The Christmas meeting held December 1 at the Bethany Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall was well attended in spite of the mini-blizzard that day. From comments of those present, the program was very much appreciated. A local brass group, The Musikanters, played familiar numbers; an old recording of Erma Jeffries' humorous talk on old fashioned sleigh rides (taped 25 years ago) was thoroughly enjoyed by all; and then the program was suitably capped with Christmas carol singing under the inspirational direction of Elwood Willey, accompanied by Miriam Johnson at the piano. A great variety of tasty pot-luck food was served and enthusiastically eaten.

CHISTOPHER PAYNE MARKER

 

A committee will be formed in the future to carry out the work of getting a proper marker for the site of Christopher Payne's cabin which will be in the vicinity of the Batavia Apartment. Buildings on East Wilson Street.

COFFIN BANK

 

The Coffin Bank Committee will soon resume its meetings under the direction, of Dave Sawitoski, Chairman.  

VOLUNTEERS LUNCHEON

 

On Wednesday, February 19, the Park District hosted a luncheon at the VFW for all museum volunteers, in appreciation far the many hours of dedicated service to our museum.  Thank you, Park District.  About thirty people were able to attend.

CONGRATULATIONS

 

Two local churches, the First Baptist and the Methodist, are celebrating their sesquicentennials this year.

FROM CARLA HILL, CURATOR

 

The main floors in the Depot museum are being totally refinished, they are being stripped, re-stained and re-waxed.

 

We have handsome new brochures, regarding our museum, which came out in November. They are being distributed through ours and several other museums.

 

The opening date of our museum this year is March 10. At that time there will be exhibits, from the Civil War, World War I, World War II, and the Viet Nam War. 

 


REMINDER -

1986 dues are due.

Rates

 

Single:          $3
Tandem:       $5
Sustaining:    $10
Life:             $50