Hiram E. Leonard Diary, October 31, 1861

31st Thursday  rather a fine cool day & evening.  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home between 8 & 9 nearly sick & went to bed.”

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Hiram E. Leonard Diary, October 30, 1861

30th Wednesday  rather a fine cool day & evening.  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 & soon went to bed sick.”

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Hiram E. Leonard Diary, October 29, 1861

29th Tuesday  rather fine cool weather for Oct.  I did my choars was at the office all day & in the evening came home about 8 ½ nearly sick with a cold.”

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Hiram E. Leonard Diary, October 28, 1861

28th Monday  rather a fine day & evening, I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 ½ & went to bed nearly sick.”

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Hiram E. Leonard Diary, October 27, 1861

27th Sunday  A fine cold pleasant morning froze hard last night.  I did my choars was at home choaring round the most of the day & called at Watermans to have him come & pull a tooth for sister.  Was at the office once or twice called at Wrays & Hoyts in evening came home & went to bed about 9, Wm McNelly was over.”

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27th Annual Christmas Fest-Craft & Bake Sale

The Warrenville Museum Guild is hosting its 27th Annual Christmas Fest –Craft & Bake Sale on Saturday, November 5, 2011, 9:00 am until 4:00 pm at the Warren Tavern, 3S540 Second Street, Warrenville, Illinois.  FREE admission, complimentary tea, coffee, and cookies are extended to all who attend.  Sale items have been hand crafted and donated by Museum Guild Members and include seasonal donations, gifts for the holidays, home decorating, table decorating, historical crafts, gift baskets, baked goods, rummage sale, and more!

Our annual raffle, $1.00 donation per ticket, includes a 48” x 62” fringed knitted 2-yarn afghan, a “Partridge in a Pear Tree” basket featuring an ornately decorated Christmas stocking, and an “All Things Warrenville” basket with historical Warrenville information and hand embroidered items.  All proceeds go to the Warrenville Historical Society.

The Warrenville Historical Museum & Art Gallery will also be open, located next door at 3S530 Second Street, during Christmas Fest.  Please stop in and see all the great Warrenville history we have on display!

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Hiram E. Leonard Diary, October 26, 1861

26th Saturday  rather a fine cool day & evening froze hard during the night I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home by Wrays about 8 ½ & got home at 9 nearly sick & went to bed.”

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Hiram E. Leonard Diary, October 25, 1861

25th Friday  rather a fine cool day & evening came home about 9 & soon went to bed was at the office the most of the day & evening.  C. Noon finished my chimney I was nearly sick.”

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Hiram E. Leonard Diary, October 24, 1861

24th Thursday  rather a fine cold night & day.  I did my choars was at the office the most of the day, was at the home some in middle of the day helping C Nooner & Brown build chimney came home about 9 & went to bed nearly sick.”

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Tonight! 4th Annual Cemetery Walk

The 4th Annual Warrenville Cemetery Walk will be held on Sunday, October 23, 2011. Presented by the Warrenville Historical Society, residents and history lovers alike are invited to join us for Dead Man Talking & Some Women IV. Luminaries will light the way to lantern-lit gravesites where costumed interpreters will tell the stories of Warrenville citizens who lived 150 years ago in 1861, during the tumultuous first year of the American Civil War.
Tours will kick off at 5:00 pm in Trinity Lutheran Church with a presentation by the interpreters for those who do not wish to walk through the cemetery.


At 6:00 p.m., outside 45 minute tours will start every 20 minutes, with the last tour beginning at 7:30 p.m. Tours begin at the Warrenville Cemetery, on the north side of Warrenville Road between Curtis and Warren. Reservations can be made for groups leaving every 20 minutes between 6:00p.m. and 7:30p.m. For reservations, please call the Historical Society at 630.393.4215 or email at info@warrenvillehistorical.org. Walk-up groups without reservations are welcome and will tour on a first come first serve basis.

Parking is available at Trinity Lutheran Church, located at the northwest corner of Curtis and Warrenville Roads. Refreshments will be served at the Trinity Lutheran Church after the tours. Admission is free but donations are accepted and appreciated.