THE BATAVIA HISTORIAN

Volume Twenty-Eight

No. 2

                       

September 1987


 

THE BATAVIA HISTORIACAL SOCIETY INVITES YOU TO TAKE A BOAT TRIP ON THE FOX

 

DATE:            Sunday, September 27, 1987

TIME:            3:00 P.M. SHARP

PLACE:          Boat dock, Pottawatomie Park, St. Charles.

 

Enjoy a pleasant ride on the St. Charles Belle, a paddle-wheel boat, reminiscent of days gone by.  

Enjoy peppy music by Bob Fox and his band. “Afternoon” coffee and lemonade will be served by board members.

 

COST:            

Cost of the boat trip is $2.50 per person.

 

NOTE:           

The boat company requires a minimum of 30 people on each trip, so take advantage of this fun time and call Cliff and Helen at 879-3273 or Miriam Johnson at 879-3389 to make your reservation.

 

IN CASE OF INCLEMENT WEATHER, OUR MEETING WILL BE HELD AT THE BOAT CLUB IN BATAVIA, JUST WEST OF ROUTE 25 ON THE RIVER.

 

The Museum has drawn many visitors this summer, including bikers who stop to rest and visit as they ride or walk on the bike path. We have visitors from many states and occasionally from foreign countries. Many are seeking to trace ancestors who may have been early Batavia settlers. Many seek information about windmills and the factories that made them. Others are interested in the architecture of mansions but many years ago. New residents, learn much about the: history of the city they now call home.

 

We invite you to visit your museum any time it is open and observe the displays. You may want to talk to volunteers about getting involved in spending two hours every couple of months in a very rewarding and interesting experience.


NEW DISPLAYS

 

The much talked about displays of Augie Mier and Bill Benson artifacts will soon become reality as plans are finalized for opening the lower level of the museum for these permanent displays.


MUSEUM HOURS

 

The museum is open Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, from 2:00 to 4:00 P.M.

 

NEXT MEETING

 

will be our Annual Pot Luck Sunday, December 6th, at Bethany Lutheran Church.

 

See you on the River Boat! Cliff and Helen Anderson, Co-Presidents  

 

 


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Batavia Depot Museum                      

155 Houston Street, Batavia, Illinois 60510                      

(312) 879-1800                      

(312)-879-5235    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


The summer has been a busy time for the Museum. In June and July we had visitors from 54 Illinois cities, 16 states, Germany and the Netherlands.

 

As many of you know I have been working on plans for the permanent displays in the basement of the Museum. The drawings are now ready and will be at the Museum for anyone who wants to see them.

 

The Museum Volunteer trip will be on Tuesday, October 13. This year’s trip will include tours of the West Chicago Historical Museum, Dundee Historical Museum, Elgin Public Museum, Hager Pottery Museum and shops and we will stop at Bishops in Spring Hill Mall for lunch.

 

I am looking to a good Fall and will keep you advised of the progress at the Museum. 

 

Sincerely,

Carla


 

CURRENT OFFICERS, BATAVIA HISTORICAL SOCIETY 

Co-Presidents

 

Vice-PresidentRecording

 

SecretaryCorresponding

 

SecretaryTreasurer

 

Ex-officio 

 

TRUSTEES 

Clifford and Helen Anderson

 

Miriam Johnson

 

May Lundberg

 

Georgene Kauth

 

Elliott Lundberg

 

Charles and Bernice Kline  

Bill Wood

Ray Patzer

Robert Cox 

879-3273 

879-3389

879-3660

879-5290 

879-3942 

 

 

879-1933     

879-2424

879-2170

 

HOUSE PLAQUING CHAIRMAN              Ed LaMorte                                 879-2077