P.O. Box 255


The Elkhart Oglesby railroad crossing into and out of the west side of Elkhart is now closed — from July 27 to Sept. 1 — to do work on the RR crossing, storm drains, streets and sidewalks.  An alternative route can be found into town by following the detour signs.

        The DETOUR is an easy one: One mile south of the main Elkhart railroad crossing on old Route 66 is 600th St. which goes to the mine. Turn onto 600th St. and continue on until coming to 800th Ave. Turn left onto 800th Ave. and drive along until reaching 700th St.
Turn again onto 700th St. (also called Kennedy Rd.).  This brings one into Gillette Road and
 only 2 blocks from the businesses and amenities on downtown Oglesby St. 
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!

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

NEW Exploring Tourism in Logan County Web site: www.explorelogancounty.com