Hiram E. Leonard Diary, March 31, 1862

31st Monday A cloudy disagreeable day & sprinkled in evening.  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home by Hoyts about 8 & home about 9, went to bed about 10 nearly sick.”

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Hiram E. Leonard Diary, March 30, 1862

30th Sunday  A cloudy windy disagreeable day & wind blew verry hard from south & west, it is agetting pretty good walking.  I did my choars was at home all day a writing on P. O. Books etc, called at Hoyts & Wrays in evening came home about 8 & went to bed between 9 & 10 on loung about sick.”

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Hiram E. Leonard Diary, March 29, 1862

29th Saturday  rather a cloudy day with some wind looked like a rain.  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home by Hoyts at 8 & got home at 9 went to bed sick on lounge about 10.”

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Hiram E. Leonard Diary, March 28, 1862

28th Friday dull weather for March.  I did my choars was at the office all day & in evening came home by Hoyts about 8 & got home near 9 & went to bed about 10 sick on lounge lightened & thundered in night.”

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Warrenville Inspired, Featured Artist: Ana Zanic

We happily opened our new exhibition “Warrenville Inspired” on Friday, March 16th to a great crowd and an artist reception on Sunday, March 18th.  It was great to see all the artists with their work and the Museum transformed!  We are continuing our special hours and will be open on Thursdays from 4:00-7:00pm and Sundays from 1:00-4:00pm, so please stop by and see the great work on display!  As always, we are free.

Enjoy learning more about one of our featured artists, Ana Zanic, in this post as she gives us a little background on her piece “Correspondence” and how she found inspiration in the history of Warrenville’s Post Office.  You can also add your own contribution to her work by designing your own postcard at the Museum or in the lobby of the Warrenville Library, located at 28W751 Stafford Place.   “Warrenville Inspired” runs through Sunday, April 22, 2012.  We hope to see you at the Museum soon!

Copyright 2012 Ana Zanic, Postcard, Part of Collection "Correspondence" for Warrenville Inspired

“My inspiration for the piece “Correspondence”, which consists of 68 watercolor postcards sent by mail, came from my own interest in the idea that people in the past didn’t have the communication forms we have today. There was no Internet, no Facebook, no Twitter, no Skype, actually for a very long time, not even the telephone.  Until relatively recently, the only way people could communicate with their families and friends living far away was by mail. People sent letters or postcards with news. Those who moved to a different country, or even a different continent, were separated from their roots, and for them letters were their only connection. I imagine the new settlers in the early days of Warrenville receiving letters from far away…

“Today, things have changed a lot, and we now have the ability to communicate with the rest of the world instantly.

“I myself have moved to the United States from Croatia almost ten years ago.  I know how precious it is to be able to connect with my family back in Croatia on a daily basis. But I also often think about the times when letters were the only connection one had with their families.” -Ana Zanic, 2012

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Hiram E. Leonard Diary, March 27, 1862

27th Thursday  rather dull weather for the season.  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 y Hoyts & got home about 9 went to bed about 10 sick on lounge.  R. B. Pollard came home.”

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Hiram E. Leonard Diary, March 26, 1862

26th Wednesday rather a fine day but muddy & tedious  I did my choars was at the office all day came home by Hoyts about 8 got home 9 & went to bed at 10 sick on lounge.”

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Hiram E. Leonard Diary, March 25, 1862

25th Tuesday  rather cool & cloudy conciderable snow & _____.  I did my choars was at the office all day and in evening came home by Hoyts about 8 & got home at 9 & went to bed about 10 sick  corcas at Garys.”

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Hiram E. Leonard Diary, March 24, 1862

24th Monday  rather a fine day & evening.  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home by Hoyts about 8 ½ & got home at 9 went to bed about 10 nealry sick on lounge.”

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Hiram E. Leonard Diary, March 23, 1862

23rd Sunday  rather a cloudy disagreeable day & night thawed some & snowed some.  I did my choars called at Bliss & the store & was at home the most of the day a writing etc.  called at Hoyts & Wrays in evening came home a little after 8 & went to bed before 10 tiard & sick on lounge.”

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