Celebrating Volunteers and Scholarship Winners

Volunteers are vital to the Historical Society fulfilling its mission of preserving and presenting Warrenville history. The work of docents, cemetery walk volunteers and the Museum Guild is invaluable and each year we take time to say THANK YOU during Volunteer Appreciation Month. This year’s Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast also welcomed two graduating seniors from Wheaton Warrenville South who were recently awarded Historical Society’s Scholarships. A big THANK YOU also goes out to the VFW and Men’s Auxiliary who provided a nice space for the gathering and a delicious breakfast. It was a wonderful morning to celebrate the hard work and dedication of our great community.

Museum Guild Members

Museum Guild Members

Scholarship Award Presentation

Scholarship Award Presentation

Scholarship Winner Laura Seiberlich, Board Treasurer Martha Rogers, Scholarship Winner Jennifer Wu, Board Member Lucy Bernard

Scholarship Winner Laura Seiberlich, Board Treasurer Martha Rogers, Scholarship Winner Jennifer Wu, Board Member Lucy Bernard

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, April 25 – May 1, 1866

25th Wednesday  A cold day with frost in morning  I did my choars was at the office all day came home about 8 ½ & went to bed about 9 ½ tiard & about sick.

26th Thursday  rather fine for April but cool  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home 8 ½ & went to bed about 9 ½ lonely & sick.

27th Friday  A fine hot day  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 ½ and went to bed at 9 ½ tiard lonely & about sick.

28th Saturday  A fine day but cool, I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 ½ & went to bed at about 10 about sick  Rolen & Caroline went to Winfield near night and got back about 8 ½, A Moorer had a sheep & lamb killed in the road by a span of horses that ran away, I skinned them in evening.

29th Sunday  A fine pleasant day & quite warm in the middle of the day but cool at night  I did my choars went to office & back eat breckfust and choared round the house all day, fixed fence etc was at office in evening came back and went to bed about 10 tiard lonely & about sick, Rol Caroline & boy went to Shermans.

30th Monday  fine cold weather & pretty dry  I did my choars was at the office all day & in the evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ tiard & nearly sick.

“May 1st Tuesday  A cold morning with the ground & water frozen  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick.”

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, April 18 – 24, 1866

18th Wednesday  A fine warm pleasant day some cloudy towards night  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed about 9 ¼ tiard lonely & nearly sick, R Willson & Caroline & boy came about 9 ¾ with a load of goods, moved down here  Abe Ketchum & Emma Beardsly were married at Beardsly the Methodist minister at Naperville, Smith & went to the Junction.

19th Thursday  A rainey disagreeable day rained conciderable  I did my choars was at the office all day came home about 8 ½ & went to bed about 9 ½ tiard lonely & sick [in margin] cow calved today.

20th Friday  cleared off in morning & was quite a pleasant day & night  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick [in margin] windy.

21st Saturday  A fine windy day good putting in grain  I did my choars was at the office all day came home about 9 ½ & went to bed at 10 tiard & nearly sick.

22nd Sunday  Some cloudy but rather a fine day  I did my choars was at the house all day except going up to Garys to get my colt & got back at about noon choared round the house the rest of the day planted some butanuts etc went to bed about 9 nearly sick.

23rd Monday  rather fine cool weather for April  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 ½ & went to bed about 9 ½ nearly sick etc.

24th Tuesday  rather fine weather but cold, I did my choars was at the office the most of the day came home about 8 ½ & went to bed about 9 ½ about sick.”

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, April 11 – 17, 1866

11th Wednesday  A fine day & cool night  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick.

12th Thursday  rather fine weather  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ tiard & about sick.

13th Friday  A cloudy morning & fine afternoon  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick.

14th Saturday  rather a fine day but cool  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ tiard & nearly sick.

15th Sunday  rather a fine day with a cool wind and clouded up in afternoon & a cloudy evening  I did my choars went to office about 9, came back & choared round some, set out some willow plants some butternuts took away some of the banking to the house did my choars went to the office in evening came back wrot some & went to bed at 9 nearly sick.

16th Monday  rather a fine cool day & a getting dry  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ taird & nearly sick & lonely.

17th Tuesday  A fine pleasant day but cool  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ tiard lonely & nearly sick [in margin] set a hen.”

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, April 4 – 10, 1866

4th Wednesday a rainey day I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 ½ & went to bed about 9 ½ tiard lonely & nearly sick.

5th Thursday rather a cloudy disagreeable day I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ [in margin] Mathers funeral.

6th Friday rather fine weather but cool & muddy I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½.

7th Saturday rather a fine day but some cloudy I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick.

8th Sunday A fine pleasant day with a cool air I did my choars choared round the house planted ½ bushel butternuts in the Grove & some willows by the house went to the office in the evening came back & went to bed about 9 after writing some Potters children stayed here all night & Potter & wife to Scovels I verry sick.

9th Monday rather fine weather but cool & some muddy I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ tiard & nearly sick.

10th Tuesday rather fine weather but cool & a drying up I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick.”