Celebrating Volunteers and 2017 Scholarship Winner

Each April the Warrenville Historical Society celebrates those who have donated time to Warrenville history and a young member of our community.

Volunteers are vital to the Historical Society fulfilling its mission of preserving and presenting Warrenville history. The work of docents, program volunteers, cemetery walk volunteers and the Museum Guild is invaluable and we want to say THANK YOU during National Volunteer Appreciation Week.

Treasurer Marty Rogers welcomed volunteers and expressed the Historical Society’s thanks for all the work done over the past year.

This year’s Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast was held on Sunday, April 2nd and aalso allowed us to present our scholarship winner.  Kang-In Han, a senior at Wheaton Warrenville South, was presented with the Historical Society’s 2017 Scholarships. His talents were on display as he graced our volunteers with a beautiful violin performance.

It was a wonderful way to honor his hard work and also thank those who give their time for our mission. Thank you to all of our volunteers, including those who could not be with us that morning. A big THANK YOU also goes out to the VFW and 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.

 

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Hiram E. Leonard Diary, April 24 – 30, 1867

24th Wednesday  rather cool for April  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at about 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 nearly sick.

25th Thursday  rather fine but cool  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed about 10 tiard & about sick.

26th Friday  A cold morning with ice frozen an 1/8 of an inch  I did my choars was at the office all day came home about 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 nearly.

27th Saturday  A cold morning & froz hard last night ice froze 1/8 inch thick this morning  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening  came home 8 ½ went to bed at 11.

28th Sunday  A cold pleasant morning & day  I did my choars went to the office & back choared round the house the most of the day made up my mail in the evening came home at 8 & went to bed about 9 or after nearly sick  Sister was worse  Dr Estes call toward eve.

29th Monday  rather fine pleasant cool weather  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 tiard & nearly sick.

30th Tuesday  rather cool weather  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 ½ & went to bed near 10 about sick.”

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, April 17 – 23, 1867

17th Wednesday  fine weather for the season  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 nearly sick.

18th Thursday  fine weather for April  I did my choars was at the office all day, came home about 8 ½ & went to bed about 10 tiard lonely & nearly sick [in margin] Milt Piney came.

19th Friday  rather fine weather  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 ½ & went to bed about 10 tiard lonely & sick  Barber mooved into Pelhams house.

20th Saturday  A fine day with a heavey wind & cool.  I did my choars was at the office all day came home about 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 or 10 ½ nearly sick, had to go to the office with Rod Smith for Med for his father about 10, Mrs Stone came here in the evening to stay a while.

21st Sunday  A damp cloudy morning & began to rain at noon quite fast was a wet afternoon  I did my choars was at office about 10 choared round the house the rest of the day corded up the bed etc was at office in evening came home & went to bed about 10 nearly sick.

22nd Monday  rather fine cool weather for April  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed about 10 nearly sick with a cold.

23rd Tuesday  rather cold weather  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 tiard & nearly sick with a cold.”

Happy Easter, Memories from Easter 1967 #Celebrating50

As we head into the Easter holiday weekend, we continue looking back on 1967, the year the City incorporated 50 years ago. These Easter celebrations were captured in the Warrenville Digest during March of 1967.

The Museum will be closed this Sunday to allow our staff and volunteers to enjoy the holiday with their families, but please enjoy this bit of history as we celebrate the spring season, Easter and the City’s 50th! #Celebrating50

The line-up begins as Warrenville youngsters get ready for the Easter Egg hunt held on the VFW grounds. 80 dozen eggs were dyed by members and hidden.

 

 

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, April 10 – 16, 1867

10th Wednesday  rather fine cool weather for April  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 nearly sick with a cold.

11th Thursday  cool pleasant weather for April, I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 nearly sick with a cold.

12th Friday  rather a fine day & evening  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 nearly sick.

13th Saturday  A fine warm day the warmest we have had   I did my chaors was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 nearly sick sprinkled in evening [in margin] Dr Estes was here.

14th Sunday  A cloudy day & sprinkled a good shower of the day  I did my choars was at the house the most of the day called at the store 3 times & Bliss twice choared round the house & went to bed at about 9 nearly sick with a cold Doctor C Estes was here & went to Connells & cut off Mrs Connels pallet & then went home.

15th Monday  rather a cloudy damp day  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 nearly sick with a cold & downhearted.

16th Tuesday  rather a fine weather for April  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 tiard & nearly sick with a  cold.”

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, April 3 – 9, 1867

3rd Wednesday  disagreeable weather & bad roads  I did my choars was at the office all day came home about 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 nearly sick  Sister we carried over to Dr Waterman in afternoon  She stayed all night.

4th Thursday  A cloudy damp day cooler toward night  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 nearly sick & lonely  I brought Sister from Dr Watermans about 9  F Gary brought us in a buggy.

5th Friday  A cold disagreeable morning with a flurry of snow on the ground & frozen it snowed a little flurrys today  I did my choars was at the office all day & came home at 8 ½ & went to bed about 10 sick  Sally Munk went home & Mrs Stone came & stayed–.

6th Saturday A cold morning with the ground frozen  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed about 9 ½ & had a fine rest but was about sick  Mrs Stone was here & stayed all night  Sally Munk at home.

7th Sunday  A verry fine warm day & evening  I did my choars went to office & got some medacine came home  choared round all day was at the office in the evening came home & went to bed about 9 nearly sick about 9  Mrs Stone was here all day & night except going home at noon a ____________.

8th Monday rather 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 10 nearly sick with a cold [in margin] Mrs Stone here.

9th Tuesday  rather fine cool for April  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 nearly sick  Sister pretty bad off.”