P.O. Box 255


21 April, 2015 LDN: Elkhart Hill WildFlower Walk
LDN: Slide Show by Curt Fox
Specially-constructed wagon for flower tours Arlen, Nancy, Maizie Peebles
Virginia Blue Belles Rare White Blue Belles
Trillium medicinal plant

31 Mar., 2015 Lincoln Daily News:  Elkhart Celebrates Irish Heritage Days

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The Elkhart Historical Society is “Going Wild” in April.  Each Saturday in April (and including May 2) by reservation, guided wild flower nature walks will be offered that share the beauty and variety of the ephemeral spring wild flowers on Elkhart Hill. The guides for the flower walks are Gillette Ransom and Susan Jeffers,  a team that has done a lot of research not only on the flowers but much of the folklore and medicinal uses in the past.  The finale on May 2, includes an 6:00 am or 4:00 pm bird walk, with Ornithologist Rhetta Jack, Lara Borgerson, and Joe Funk all superior birders with fascinating knowledge of the birds not only of Elkhart Hill but in many places around the world.  Come sharpen your skills or learn for the first time.  A walk will be given at 10am which will combine  birds, wildflowers and lunch, at the Wildhare Cafe. 

CLICK HERE for the reservation form or
call 217 947 2238 -- you will receive a confirming call.

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24 Mar., 2015 Lincoln Daily News: Elkhart Historical Society acknowledges the Irish with presentation by Paul Beaver
Flower & Bird Nature Walks



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Midwest Living Review

by Karen Sorensen

Thanks to a geographic anomaly created during the Ice Age, Elkhart Hill becomes a stunning sea of bluebells every spring that visitors can tour on just two or three Saturdays in April

AND - dine at WildhareCafe




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P O Box 255, Elkhart, IL  62634


Dear Members & Friends,

       Our membership continues to be a blessing to us, and allows us to help protect things of value to the community.  We regularly participate in Elkhart events as we

 consider it an important part of being a part of this wonderful village.   Your membership dues and contributions are vital to our efforts. Simply stated, we couldn’t do

 much without your support.   If you have never been a member, please consider joining, and receiving a free calendar.  If you don’t want to be a member, please consider

 buying a calendar and receiving a free membership.  We also would welcome help in our research and development area for future dinner lectures and calendars, and would

 also welcome anyone willing to serve on our board.  Please call 217 947 2238.  We wish you and your families a joyous New Year filled with happiness!

Gillette Ransom            Lisa Pasquesi            Steve & Kathy Thornton           Bob & Lynne Neal          Rob & Sarah Wilson          Ann Anderson 


To reserve space for a dinner lecture or walk for a group of six or more you may call 217.947.2238 prior to the reservation date noted on the web site.

 Payment will be accepted early for groups of 6+.  Upon confirmation of the reservation, payment must be received by EHS

within SEVEN DAYS or the reservation confirmation date or the tickets will be released.


    Web Site:             http://www.elkharthistoricalsociety.org

Email:    Rob Wilson:     jrwsound@gmail.com


Village of Elkhart:   www.elkhartillinois.us


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