Volume Twenty-Eight

No. 1


March 1987 




"For lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone, the flowers appear on the earth, the time of singing has come, and the voice of the turtledove is heard in the land."  Song of Solomon, 2:11-12.



What a pleasant winter it has been! We hope it has been the same for you.


Our spring meeting will be at the Holmstad on North Batavia Avenue Sunday, March 29th, at 2:30 P.M.  

The past few years Holmstad has kindly hosted our spring meeting.


The program will consist of music by Mary Lucas, a talented violinist, accompanied by Miriam Johnson, our talented pianist and vice president, and a report by Elwood Willey on his research of Batavia's musical history. Also, our curator, Carla Hill, will introduce Mr. Ralph Voris, new director of the Batavia Park District, and we will hear from Marlin and Roseann Ingels, who are currently dating, identifying and assessing the Indian and Payne artifacts received from Augie Mier and William Benson estates.


The $15,000 bequest from the Viola Peterson estate has been invested for use in future projects.


The Coffin Bank committee reports that $3,500.00 will be needed to move and place the bank.


We are badly in need of new volunteers to help staff the Museum. Sadie and May Lundberg have been doing a super job in getting people to stay at the Museum the few short hours it is open, but some of our older volunteers are no longer able to help.  


Two hours every couple of months is easy and rewarding. Just call Sadie or May at 879-3660 and say "I’ll be happy to help." Speaking of volunteers, without your loyal services, there would be no Museum.  Thanks to all of you! We look forward to seeing you March 29th, 2:30 P.M., at the Holmstad.


Your Presidents, Cliff and Helen





R. Secretary


C. Secretary








Cliff and Helen Anderson


Miriam Johnson


May Lundberg


Georgene Kauth


Elliott Lundberg  


Bill Wood

Ray Patzer


Ed LaMorte  

















The Museum reopened to the public on Monday, March 7th for the 1987 season.  During this year you will see various changes at the Museum. 


Among them will be the following: 

- two new permanent displays in the basement level of the museum,

- a new gift shop being set up thanks to Bunny Kline and a few temporary displays on the main floor. 


I am also re-doing the Museum Volunteer Manual and I am in the process of planning the annual Volunteer trip which you will be hearing more about in the next few months.


All in all I think we can look forward to a really good 1987 season.