P.O. Box 255

The Elkhart Historical Society is announcing the first of their fall dinner lectures:

   Friday, October 7th,
Underground Railroad”

Wild Hare Café
Elkhart, IL.
5:30 pm


     Nancy Rollings Saul is an award-winning writer and photographer with an abiding interest in history. She served as Lifestyle editor for The Courier for more than 20 years and now provides stories and pictures for Bends and Byways, Logan County’s new independent magazine.

     Saul has a particular interest in the Underground Railroad. In 2003, she curated an Underground Railroad exhibit for The Courier in the Layman Gallery at Lincoln College in conjunction with Lincoln’s 150th anniversary celebration. She has also given many programs about the Underground Railroad and about the alleged use of quilts as signals on the Underground Railroad.

      For her upcoming program, Saul will explain the workings of the Underground Railroad, profile its most common users and discuss which Logan County people may have been involved in its operation. She will also throw in a few stories she has heard about the Underground Railroad in Logan County.

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19 Sept., 2016 LDN:  Rollings-Saul to speak at Elkhart Dinner Lecture series October 7th  <-- click here

TWO PREMIERE ROUTE 66 CAR SHOWS:  The last weekend in August and the last full weekend in September feature two premiere Route 66 Car Show festivals in Berwyn and Springfield respectively. The 26th Annual WeatherTech® Berwyn Rt66 Car Show, sponsored by Paisans Pizzeria & Bar, will be held on Ogden Avenue in Berwyn on Saturday, August 27th from 7:00am to 4:00pm. On September 23-25, 2016, the International Route 66 Mother Road Festival presented by COOL 93.9, will be featuring over 1000 cool cars and 80,000 spectators rolling into the heart of Springfield's historic downtown.  Be sure to attend for a weekend of family fun in the sun and non-stop live music and entertainment! <-- click here for more information


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


Old Gillette Farm Items on Sale
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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

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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 

             Annual Report Of the Elkhart Historical Society   <--  click here

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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