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/.

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Hiram E. Leonard Diary, November 11 – 17, 1863

11th Wednesday  rather fine weather for the season. I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick. R Denham was buryed today.

12th Thursday rather fine weather & looks like Indian Summer. I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 ½ & went to bed 9 ½. Joseph Munks remains arrived today.

13th Friday fine weather for the season, I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 ½ & went to bed about 9 ½ nearly sick with a  cold.

14th Saturday  rather a fine day & evening it sprinkled some in afternoon & evening. I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed about 9 ½ sick.

15th Sunday  A cool cloudy damp morning & spit snow a little. A cloudy damp day & evening, I did my choars went to the office about 10 for Green came back by Hoyts came home & banked my house some, started for my timber at one got to Sherman Willsons at about 3 & at home 5 ½ wrote some, went to bed 8 ½ nearly sick, Joseph Monk was buryed McLafferty preached.

16th Monday  rather fine weather for the season, I did my choars was at the office all day & evening. I came home about 8 ½ tiard & nearly sick went to bed about 9 ½. T W Watsons boy died, Dan Charles Potter _________ going to scool.

17th Tuesday  rather fine for Nov. I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick.”

Artifact of the Month: Joseph B. Munk Photograph

Joseph Munk

Joseph Munk

Joseph B. Munk was born on May 24, 1840.  At the age of 21, he joined the 15th Cavalry Company H on September 23, 1861.  Sadly, Joseph was one of 17 Warrenville men killed in the Civil War.  He is buried in the Warrenville Cemetery.

Join the Historical Society at the Warrenville Library this Sunday, January 27th at 2:00 p.m. for “1863 in 48 Minutes” to learn more about the brave men who left our community to fight in the Civil War.  Please see our post on the program here https://warrenvillehistorical.wordpress.com/2013/01/10/1863-in-48-minutes/ to learn more.