Saturday, January 14, 2017

What's Happening in the Historical Society

Do you have any Native American artifacts such as arrowheads, ax heads etc? If so please bring them for "Show and Tell' at our January meeting Jan 23, 2017.  Austin Hardig, a LTHS student has been participating in the Vincennes Rendezvous for a couple of year as a reenactor.  He portrays a young Woodlands Native American and will be sharing his experiences and knowledge at our January meeting. 7:00 pm at the History Center on the Square....don't forget.

The History Center (formerly called the Museum) will be open during the winter on Mondays and Saturday from 9 to 3. Appointments can be made to visit at other times during the week also.  Nancy K is working on a  new exhibit for February so you will want to see that when it is completed.

The fourth Saturday of each month will now be Movie Day at the History Center.   A brand new 24 minute film, the Making of Water Ways will be shown January28 at 10 and 1 o'clock.  Professionally produced, it features interviews by the persons involved in successfully bringing the Smithsonian to Lawrenceville last fall. It was sent to the Smithsonian and to Illinois Humanities and met with rave reviews by both organizations.  Stop by and see it as well as are other films: The making of Red Hills Lake, the vintage Mussel Fishing film, and the interviews with local residents about flooding.    

We are hoping to compile a complete set of yearbooks from every school in the County, so if you have one that you would be willing to donate, please send it or drop it by the History Center.

Also don't forget your 2017 dues are now payable.  Send a check ($25 for an individual or $35 for a family) to PO Box 425, Lawrenceville. IL.  Membership dues help pay the utility bills.

Is this the winter you have vowed to research an ancestor or create a family tree?  The Research Library is open Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays from 9-12 or by appointment and the volunteers there are quite skilled in assisting you.

Check out our award winning website for more information about what we are doing and please join us.  We are looking for members and volunteers.