Fashion Friday featuring the Well-Dressed Women of Warrenville, Celebrating 50 Edition

It’s Fashion Friday again at the Historical Society! Enjoy these Well-Dressed Women of Warrenville from local artist Mildred Baldwin’s popular column from the Warrenville Digests.

These women were featured during 1967, the year that Warrenville incorporated as a city. As we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the City of Warrenville this year, these women of 1967 are also part of our celebration of Women’s History Month! Read all about these ladies, their families, work and volunteerism in our community!

If you’d like to learn more about Mildred Baldwin, the local artist whose column featured many women of Warrenville, see our earlier blog post here https://warrenvillehistorical.wordpress.com/2013/03/15/womens-history-month-mildred-baldwin/.

Fashion Friday featuring the Well-Dressed Women of Warrenville, Holiday Edition

It’s Fashion Friday again at the Historical Society! Enjoy these Well-Dressed Women of Warrenville from local artist Mildred Baldwin’s popular column from the Warrenville Digests.

These women were featured around the holiday season in their finest fashions. They surely enjoyed their New Years and we hope you all have a wonderful New Year as well!

If you’d like to learn more about Mildred, see our earlier blog post here https://warrenvillehistorical.wordpress.com/2013/03/15/womens-history-month-mildred-baldwin/.

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Fashion Friday featuring the Well-Dressed Women of Warrenville, Summer Heat Wave Edition

It’s Fashion Friday again at the Historical Society! Enjoy these Well-Dressed Mothers of Warrenville from local artist Mildred Baldwin’s popular column from the Warrenville Digests. These appeared in the summer of 1968, perfect for the heat we are expecting in the next few days.  If you’d like to learn more about Mildred, see our earlier blog post here https://warrenvillehistorical.wordpress.com/2013/03/15/womens-history-month-mildred-baldwin/.

You can stop into the Museum during our summer open hours of Wednesdays and Sundays from 1-4pm and see all the Well-Dressed Women of Warrenville! We are easily accessible off of Winfield Road during construction on Warrenville Road.

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Fashion Friday featuring the Well-Dressed Women of Warrenville, Mother’s Day Edition

It’s Fashion Friday again at the Historical Society! Enjoy these Well-Dressed Mothers of Warrenville from local artist Mildred Baldwin’s popular column from the Warrenville Digests. These appeared in 1967.  If you’d like to learn more about Mildred, see our earlier blog post here https://warrenvillehistorical.wordpress.com/2013/03/15/womens-history-month-mildred-baldwin/.

We hope you all have a wonderful Mother’s Day weekend! The Museum will be closed for the holiday, but we will reopen for our regular Sunday hours on Sunday, May 17th from 1-4pm.

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Women’s History Month Feature: Fay Reavill Mount 1892-1986

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“My own personal, most memorable woman in Warrenville is my former next-door neighbor.

“The first day we moved into our home on Batavia Road, Fay Mount’s genuinely cordial welcome made my parents and me feel as if we already belonged. Within a day or two, she invited us over to get acquainted and gave us a tour of her house-every room. With the passage of time, in small, thoughtful ways she daily exemplified a true neighbor.

“She was a small-town girl from downstate Flat Rock until her marriage to schoolmate Glen Mount in 1912. After a few years’ residency in Chicago, a co-worker of Glen’s introduced them to Warrenville, and they moved to a house on Third Street on April 1, 1919.

“On Easter of the following year, Mount’s first local business venture opened-a confectionary store on Aurora Road with living quarters in the rear.

“While Glen continued to hold down his job in Chicago, Fay minded the store and cared for the children, John and Betty. She sold candy and ice cream, and from the first gas pumps in town (which Glen soon installed in front of the store), she dispensed fuel from the glass-domed pumps for the area’s earliest motorists. She was put on the social committee of the struggling Baptist Church, and became a key member of the newly organized Worth While Circle.

“Then for 50 years, Fay Mount happily filled her roles as devoted homemaker, active participant in church and women’s groups, staunch supporter of her husband’s varied enterprises and never-failing booster of her hometown’s progress. As long as she lived, she kept up her subscription of the Warrenville Digest, and from her home in Phoenix, Ariz., avidly followed the news from ‘back home.’”

Taken from Leone Schmidt’s Memorable Warrenville Women

Fashion Friday featuring the Well-Dressed Women of Warrenville

It’s Fashion Friday at the Historical Society! Enjoy these Well-Dressed Women of Warrenville from local artist Mildred Baldwin’s popular column from the Warrenville Digests from February 1969.  If you’d like to learn more about Mildred, see our earlier blog post here https://warrenvillehistorical.wordpress.com/2013/03/15/womens-history-month-mildred-baldwin/.  You can also stop into the museum during our open Sunday hours from 1-4pm to see the full collection of the Well-Dressed Women of Warrenville and other work by Mildred.

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Fashion Friday featuring the Well-Dressed Women of Warrenville, the Holiday Edition

It’s a special holiday edition of Fashion Friday at the Historical Society! Enjoy these Well-Dressed Women of Warrenville from local artist Mildred Baldwin’s popular column from the Warrenville Digests in all their holiday spirit from December 1967.  If you’d like to learn more about Mildred, see our earlier blog post here https://warrenvillehistorical.wordpress.com/2013/03/15/womens-history-month-mildred-baldwin/.  You can also stop into the museum when we reopen for the new year on Sunday, February 1, 2015 from 1-4pm to see the full collection of the Well-Dressed Women of Warrenville and other work by Mildred.

We hope you all have a wonderful weekend and a wonderful holiday season!

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Fashion Friday featuring the Well-Dressed Women of Warrenville

It’s Fashion Friday again at the Historical Society! Enjoy these July 1971 Well-Dressed Women of Warrenville from local artist Mildred Baldwin’s popular column from the Warrenville Digests.  If you’d like to learn more about Mildred, see our earlier blog post here https://warrenvillehistorical.wordpress.com/2013/03/15/womens-history-month-mildred-baldwin/.  You can also stop into the Museum during our summer hours of Wednesdays and Sundays from 1-4pm to see the other Well-Dressed Women.

We hope you all have a wonderful Friday and weekend!

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Fashion Friday featuring the Well-Dressed Women of Warrenville, Mother’s Day Edition

It’s Fashion Friday again at the Historical Society! Enjoy these Well-Dressed Mothers of Warrenville from local artist Mildred Baldwin’s popular column from the Warrenville Digests.  If you’d like to learn more about Mildred, see our earlier blog post here https://warrenvillehistorical.wordpress.com/2013/03/15/womens-history-month-mildred-baldwin/.

We hope you all have a wonderful Mother’s Day weekend!

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Women’s History Month: Florence Uglow Byerrum

Florence Uglow Byerrum 1885 – 1969

Florence Uglow Byerrum 1885 – 1969

It was Warrenville’s good fortune when Dr. Earl Byerrum was appointed to the post of DuPage County Veterinarian in 1923, which led Earl and his wife, Florence, to purchase of one of the first homes built in the River and Grove Addition on Batavia Road.

A many-faceted, talented woman, Florence Uglow Byerrum – a former dean of women at the Western State College in Colorado – had begun her career in education as an Education and Latin teacher, after earning her B.A. from the University of Colorado where she was presented the Phi Beta Kappa key for outstanding work. She continued her passion for education in Warrenville, teaching music in the public schools from 1926 to 1940.

Almost immediately upon moving to Warrenville, Florence plunged into club work, organizing a federated Woman’s Club and guiding it as its first president starting in 1925. She rose through the district and state ranks of Woman’s Clubs to the state presidency in 1947, while still remaining active in the local group.

Her earlier role as State Conservation Chairman (“Illinois’ First Lady of Conservation”) focused her interest in that direction, and made her an excellent choice for National Chairman of Conservation during the period of 1950 to 1954.

The next year, Illinois Governor William Stratton sought her out for his Legislative Commission, formed to study state park entrance fees and repot to the legislature in 1957 with recommendations. The other eight members, all male, promptly elected her as their chairman.

Five years later, Governor Otto Kerner appointed her to the National History Advisory Committee, a body charged with the study of the resources of Beach State Park, which is located north of Waukegan.

Throughout her years, Florence Byerrum’s gracious commanding presence put her in great demand as a speaker on both parliamentary procedure and conservation.