A Mayor is Elected! #Celebrating50

As the City of Warrenville and the Historical Society continue to celebrate the City’s 50th Anniversary, we highlight the election of our first Mayor!

After Warrenville residents voted to incorporate on May 20, 1967, it was time to select a government. On August 3, 1967, the Warrenville Digest reported that Warrenville had elected a Mayor! Out of the three candidates, Bill Stafford was the choice!

The Mayor was sworn in and got to work right away. It would be another month before the City Clerk, Treasurer and Aldermen would be elected and the first Council meeting held.

It was an exciting time to watch the new city take shape!

On Sunday, September 17th at 1:30 p.m., the City will continue the celebration by opening a time capsule at the Albright Park Gazebo during Art on the Prairie. Join us that day to see the items that were placed in the capsule 30 years ago when the Gazebo was built.

You can also help us decide what should go into the 2017 time capsule. This 2017 capsule will be opened in 2067 when Warrenville celebrates its 100th! If you have ideas of what should be included to represent our lives in 2017, email us at info@warrenvillehistorical.org.

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Happy 4th of July! #Celebrating50

Happy 4th of July! We hope you all have a happy, safe and historic 4th of July!

As we continue to celebrate the City of Warrenville’s 50th Anniversary, please enjoy these pictures from 1967, the year the residents of Warrenville exercised their American right to vote for incorporation!

Flashback Friday! Celebrating Warrenville!

Happy Flashback Friday! As we all enjoy summer in our lovely town, we are flashing back to another time of celebrating our community! The brochure, pictured below, was recently donated to the City Museum. It was produced shortly after the city incorporated in 1967 and tells about all the great things in our community!

 

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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.

 

 

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/.

Celebrating 50: 1967 Celebration of Washington’s Birthday at Holmes School

2017 marks the 50th Anniversary of the incorporation of the City of Warrenville. As the City of Warrenville and the Historical Society celebrate 50, we will be featuring events and happenings from 1967.

Today we feature a celebration of President Washington’s birthday at Holmes School!  scan0599scan0600-1 scan0601 scan0602