P.O. Box 255

15 Apr., 2016 LincolnDailyNews:  Elkhart April Flower and Bird walks wrap up on the 30th

      The Elkhart Historical Society announces its GRAND FINALE of the April flower and bird season.  On Saturday April 30, two walks will be offered  (6 a.m. and 4 p.m.) accompanied by three expert birders,  Dr. Lara Borgerson,  Joe Funk, and Rhetta Jack, who last year helped to identify  more than 60 varieties of birds.   At 10 a.m.,  a combination bird and flower walk will take place, allowing people to not only see the birds, but also the final days of the ephemeral spring flowers.  
       Upon returning to the village, a luncheon presentation on Illinois birds, entitled “Mythbusting and Trash Talk”, will be provided by University of Illinois Extension Master Naturalist Dr. Pam Moriearty.   As human activity has changed the Illinois landscape over the last 200 years, many native bird species have been affected. 

         However, the story is not a simple one, and Moriearty will follow the fate of a number of familiar species, some in steep decline and others thriving.  What causes such differences in outcome, and what can we do to help our birds to prosper?   Moriearty looks at results of long term studies by the Illinois Natural History Survey to give us insights into these avian success stories.  Also, she notes, “A lot of humans are orderly creatures of habit, just as are many bird species.  It turns out that being flexible and a little laid back is good for our health and actually can be a big help to the birds, too.”

For reservations and information on any or all of these events, please go to: elkharthistoricalsociety.org.  Space is limited on these events,  and  reservations are required- - for questions please call 217 899 2238.  

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25 Apr., 2016 LDN: 
Bring mom to a special Mother’s Day
 lunch and lecture on May 7th

Limited seating available, make your reservation today  <-- click here
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Annual Report Of the Elkhart Historical Society   <--  click here

Getting back to nature and history on Elkhart Hill <-- click for more



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!

  Bev & Bob Albert           Anne & Mike Morris         Steve & Kathy Thornton         Ann Anderson            Gillette Ransom 


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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