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The Tampico Area Historical Society encompasses parts of Whiteside County and Bureau County in Illinois. Focus is on Tampico, Hume Twp., Hahnaman/Deer Grove, & Prophetstown in Whiteside County & Yorktown & Thomas in Bureau County.
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Administrator
Denise
499 posts
Jan 29, 2007
7:31 AM
Hello All,
Many have often asked how they can help the Tampico Area Historical Society. In addition to the marvelous contributions & transcriptions so many of you submit, we are in need of some high-ticket items to help with the preservation of our archived items. If you are involved with any "philanthropic" organization, perhaps you could steer them in our direction.

Here is a brief estimate on materials and supplies we will need for the TAHS archives:
Newspaper Boxes:
appx. 90 boxes @ $20/ea/ = $1800 - UPDATE: PURCHASED 50 BOXES IN JULY, 2007 WITH MONEY RECEIVED FROM THE TAMPICO LIONS CLUB!!
Newspaper Sleeves (plastic sleeves for individual pages of newspapers. We have many of these that were folded in quarters for so long that they have torn into 4 pcs)
Size: 22x30 5/pkg.
100 sleeves @ $20/pkg of 5 = $400. GOAL REACHED!! PURCHASED IN JULY WITH $$$ RECEIVED FROM TAMPICO LIONS CLUB!
Purchase microfilm of Tampico Tornados from state (allowing us to store originals and keep from being "manhandled")
$33.50/ea (holds several years on one m/f)
Appx. 15 rolls @ $33.50/ea. = $492 (could be a few more rolls - need to check)

Micro-film Reader/Printer: Estimate of $3,000 ball-park. It would be nice to have one that reads both micro-film and microfisch.
Printer/Scanner/Copier DONATED BY LES NIEMI!!
Digital Camera - DONATED BY LES NIEMI!!!

Camcorder

Computer - new We have a nice, new monitor and the keyboard and mouse are doable, but the rest is just too antiquated and doesn't even have a word processor! RECEIVED from "anonymous"!!! THANK YOU - GIA!!!! (smile and wink)

Note: The TAMPICO LIONS CLUB has donated $1000 towards our goals!

Thank you for any consideration you may give this. Pass the word!

Denise



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Denise
Family History Coordinator
Tampico Area Historical Society

Last Edited by on Jan 22, 2008 5:42 AM
LesN
105 posts
Jan 30, 2007
4:08 PM
Ok, you can take your printer/scanner/copier home in a few days - one is on its way.
Les
Administrator
Denise
501 posts
Jan 31, 2007
4:51 AM
Les!
Am I reading this correctly? I am still on cup one of coffee. Eyes still blurry. And now I am smiling SOOOO hard that my eyes are squinting even more and these silly tears are really making it almost impossible to read.

A scanner? On its way? That is so wonderful. What a marvelous way to start my day! You are so wonderful and always so good to us. I can't thank you enough, but when my husband wakes up, he will thank you even more! (He's the one that lugs my copier/scanner back and forth to the historical society - smile).
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Denise
Family History Coordinator
Tampico Area Historical Society

Last Edited by on Jan 31, 2007 5:08 AM
LesN
106 posts
Jan 31, 2007
9:09 PM
Denise,

It's my pleasure to help you out for all the incredible work you have done to make this one of the best historical and genealogical websites out there.

Les

Ps - Thank your husband for all of his support (including this strong back); this site is certainly a team effort lead by both of you!
Administrator
Denise
502 posts
Feb 01, 2007
2:57 PM
Hi Les,
I have emailed you regarding the p/s/c, which came today, but I want to publically thank you as well. First - hubby says THANK YOU! (big smile)

You give me far too much credit - it is great folks like you and Bob and Melva and others that make these great contributions that make the site so great!
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Denise
Family History Coordinator
Tampico Area Historical Society
Administrator
Denise
518 posts
Feb 21, 2007
6:51 AM
Oh my gosh! This is just amazing! I am speachless. Really! (again, my husband thanks you . . . I'm not "speachless" very often - giggle). THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!
Denise
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Administrator
Denise
520 posts
Feb 21, 2007
3:11 PM
And now.......Andy Hinton has found us a microfische reader and will deliver it to us in March when he is home on leave. Ahhhhh - Life is good! :>)
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Denise
Family History Coordinator
Tampico Area Historical Society
Administrator
Denise
524 posts
Feb 26, 2007
1:55 PM
Oh yeah - I just received the awesome new camera donated by Les Niemi. THANK YOU!!!!!
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Denise
Family History Coordinator
Tampico Area Historical Society
Andy Hinton
5 posts
Feb 28, 2007
12:27 PM
I've found a microfische/ microfilm reader. I'll bring it down there around March 10th. It works, but may need a bulb. And, it's FREE!
Administrator
Denise
526 posts
Feb 28, 2007
2:13 PM
You're a sweetie, Andy. This is great! Thank you.
Denise
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Denise
Family History Coordinator
Tampico Area Historical Society
Administrator
Denise
528 posts
Mar 01, 2007
5:26 AM
Just wanted to note that the TAMPICO LIONS CLUB has donated $1000 towards our "archive" goals.

You all can never know how appreciative I am for these wonderful donations. To see our Family Library/Research Center continue to develop the way it has over the past couple of years is a "dream-come-true" for me. I still have to pinch myself to make sure this is all happening. THANK YOU!!!!
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Denise
Family History Coordinator
Tampico Area Historical Society
Andy Hinton
6 posts
Mar 26, 2007
2:11 PM
Denise,
Due to my workload (injured Marines) I have to postpone my trip to Tampico until (hopefully) the weekend of the 7th of April. If not then, it will be after the weekend of the 15th of April. Sorry for the delay, but it can't be helped.
Andy Hinton
Administrator
Denise
597 posts
May 25, 2007
6:11 AM
Hello again. . . It seems we have a leak in our roof at the historical society. One of our members has been up there trying to patch it, but it appears we may need to get a new roof. It was never replaced after the big fire in 79, only "patched" and we've stretched its life-span to the max!

The top floor is where the Tampico Tornado newspapers are archived, so you can imagine how scared this makes me!

So, I am adding this to the "Wish List". The Lions club had donated money to be used specifically for archive materials for the storing/preserving the Tornado newspapers. However, we may now need to use that towards a new roof. It wouldn't cover the cost of a new roof completely and it would deplete our funds for storage boxes and sleeves for the newspapers. Oh, it is such a vicious circle, isn't it?

Your monetary donations towards this goal will be greatly appreciated. If you can't send money, send more "buckets." (smile)
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Denise
Family History Coordinator
Tampico Area Historical Society

Last Edited by on May 25, 2007 6:12 AM
Andy Hinton
7 posts
Jun 07, 2007
11:31 AM
Denise,
I located & now have the microfische reader. It works fine. I'll bring it down during Tampico days, as I'm very busy here in Minnesota getting ready to ship-out, as well as taking care of my Marines. See you all soon!
Andy Hinton
Administrator
Denise
604 posts
Jun 07, 2007
12:29 PM
Hey Andy - that is great! Look forward to seeing you again in June. Why don't you tell us what exactly it is that you do in the MC?
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Denise
Family History Coordinator
Tampico Area Historical Society
Andy Hinton
8 posts
Jun 09, 2007
10:35 AM
To All,
I don't like to brag, & I love what I do. I've been in the Navy for the last [nearly] 17 years, and with the USMC for the last 5. It may be weird to some, but the Marines don't have their own corpsmen (medics), doctors, nurses, chaplains, etc... The Navy supplies to the Marines these personnel. So, even though I'm Navy, I'm a "doc" with the Marines. Next month I'll report to my next assignment, 1st Marine Division based at Camp Pendelton, near San Diego, CA. I'm sure to deploy quickly. I'm greatly looking forward to taking care of another group of hard-charging Marines, and helping to develop my "baby docs". Semper Fi to all.
- Andy Hinton
Denise
1 post
Jun 12, 2007
6:42 AM
Thanks Andy - and I DO mean THANKS to all our men and women in the services.

Just a little "trivia":

The United States Marine Corps

United States Marine Corps EmblemThe United States Marine Corps adopted the motto, Semper Fidelis in 1883, on the initiative of Colonel Charles McCawley (January 29, 1827 – October 13, 1891), the 8th Commandant of the Marine Corps.

There were three mottos prior to Semper Fidelis including "Fortitudine" (meaning "with courage") antedating the War of 1812, which was a nod to the British Royal Marines, "Per Mare, Per Terram" ("by sea, by land") and, up until 1843, there was also the motto "To the Shores of Tripoli". "Semper fidelis" (Meaning "Always faithful") signifies the dedication and loyalty that individual Marines are expected to have for "Corps and Country", even after leaving service. The Marines frequently shorten the motto to "Semper Fi."

"Semper Fidelis" is also the title of the official march of the United States Marine Corps, composed by John Philip Sousa in 1889. Sousa was director of the United States Marine Band ("The President's Own") when a replacement for Hail to the Chief was requested, but later rejected. Sousa considered it to be his "most musical" march. It was prominently featured in the movie A Few Good Men. Lyrics to the march were written by Charles Burr and can be found on Wikisource.
On the United States Marine Corps Seal, the eagle of the Eagle, Globe, and Anchor emblem holds a ribbon emblazoned "Semper Fidelis".
Semper Fi is the first book in the The Corps Series by W.E.B. Griffin.
Semper Fi has also been quoted on various episodes of the TV series NCIS by the main character Leroy Jethrow Gibbs

U.S. 11th Infantry Regiment
Semper Fidelis is the motto of the U.S. 11th Infantry Regiment. The coat of arms in which it appears was approved in 1920.

Semper Fidelis!
http://www.semperfimarine.com/
The Official Motto of the U.S. Marine Corps is Semper Fidelis, Latin
for "Always Faithful". Until 1871 it was "First to Fight",
a motto that still very much applies! Through the years, Marines have greeted Fellow Marines with "Semper Fi", "Semper Fi, Mac" or "Semper Fi Marine" !
Andy Hinton
9 posts
Jun 25, 2007
8:29 AM
Denise,
I dropped off the microfishe reader with my mom, since Main street was shut-down yesterday, & when I drove by Saturday, the TAHS was closed. But, it's at least down there, & I'm sure she'll get it to you. It just needs dusted-off, & the glass inside of it needs to be locked back in an upright position. - Andy Hinton
Denise
5 posts
Jun 25, 2007
1:33 PM
Oh yeah! Sounds like a perfect excuse for us (April & me) to have lunch at Candle Light. You know how she loves their "Chicken George"!

Thank you Andy for thinking of us and helping make our TAHS a better place.

Denise
Andy Hinton
10 posts
Jun 26, 2007
9:38 AM
Also, a sad but proud chapter in Marine Corps history has ended. The town of Richfield, MN (suburb) next to me was home to Cpl Chuck Lindberg. Cpl Lindberg was one of the Flagraisers on Iwo Jima, in Feb of 1945. He was depicted in the movie "Flags of our Fathers". Cpl Lindberg received the Siver Star for heroism in action before, during, and after the flag raising. At the time, he was a native of Grand Forks, ND, but has lived in MN since 1951. He was one of the Marines participating in the "first" flag raising, not the "second" one, which was captured on film by Joe Rosenthal, and is the famous image that became the inspiration for the USMC Memorial, USCM Museum, and helped keep the homefront spirit up in the final months of our war against Japan. The reason for the 2nd raising was that the Secretary of the Navy was on the beach, Cpl Lindberg's Commanding Officer didn't want him (SecNav)or anyone else to grab the flag as a souvenier. So, he ordered the 2nd flagraising, simply to replace the 1st. I could ad more detail, but I highly recommend that you all watch "Flags of our Fathers", which does a great story about both flagraisings, centered around Pharmists Mate 2nd Class (PhM2) Jack Bradley, from Antigo, WI. Pharmists Mates, now Hospital Corpsmen, is the proud family of Sailors I belong to. And, I was just informed, I will participate in the funeral. Please remember Cpl Chuck Lindberg, and all the Marines, Sailors, Soldiers, Airmen, and Coasties, especially those from the "Greatest Generation". Semper Fi!
Denise
14 posts
Jul 26, 2007
6:54 AM
Andy,
You ARE your father's son - and how proud he (and mom) must be of you. I am so glad you found our site and share with us. Thank you.
Denise
Denise
15 posts
Jul 26, 2007
7:04 AM
Ok folks, I am GROVELING! I am aware that the odds of anyone out there reading this has a spare $13,000 and is trying to decided just WHERE to send it. However, if you know of any grants or other resources that the TAHS might be able to apply to, Please let me know. We have had a few bids on our much-needed new roof for the historical/libray buildings and it will be $13,000. We do not have that kind of money! We have about $4000 to put towards it. This is where we archive all of the Tampico Tornado newspapers! The roof is leaking. This is serious!!!!!

A local lady, familiar with grant writing is helping us search for a resource as well. If you have any connections or knowledge of a resource to help us, please contact me or our president, Joan Johnson. Joan can be reached by email at garyjoan@thewisp.net or 815-438-7581. I can be reached by email at tahs@thewisp.net.

Pllleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaassee!!!!! Help if you can. This is important. (I bet if every person reading this sent in a few dollars, we would reach our goal!)

You have all come through for us in the past and I know we can do it now.

Denise

Last Edited by on Jul 26, 2007 7:11 AM
D&D
13 posts
Jul 27, 2007
10:56 AM
I am assuming you have gone to the Sterling Library and searched on their resource. They subscribe to something I think that is how it is. I went several years ago when they made a presentation and have sort of forgotten much about it but I think you have to ask when you can get on. At the time I used it, they set you up in the meeting room and searches could be done. They may have a different procedure now.
Deb T.
Denise
20 posts
Jul 27, 2007
10:00 PM
Thanks Deb, I'll look into that. Was is Marilyn that gave the presentation?
Denise
D&D
15 posts
Jul 28, 2007
12:05 PM
The director Jennifer and Mary Bradshaw gave the presentation. I know Mary has used it alot and written varying grants. They are at the main desk.
Denise
54 posts
Sep 28, 2007
12:59 PM
We have several projects in the works here. I am going to think very positive thoughts that we will win the Hamburger Helper Grant award on Nov 15,2007. That should take care of our roofing needs - combined with the generous donations already received towards it.

I have been working on piecing some of our very old Tampico Tornado newspapers together. We ordered some archive-safe sleeves to put each page in, but have used them all and need more. Once I get them pieced together in protective sleeves, we can have them microfilmed! I will post some new information on the INS (IL newspaper project) shortly.

In the meantime, here is what we need:
Product Nbr Description Qty Price Ext. Options
NS2230 Sleeves Newspaper 3 Mil Melinex 22W x 30"H Pkg 5 $21.25 (pkg-5) $425.00

I'm sure we will need more than that eventually, but I don't want to be "piggy" about this. ;>) They are such a wonderful product. The sleeves have a static that helps keep the newspaper stuck in place. This is quite helpful, especially when we are piecing itty-bitty pieces together. Some of these old papers are so brittle, they just dissintigrate the second you touch them. It is so important for us to get them protected AND microfilmed. Which leads to the other itmes on our "wish list." Microfilm/fisch reader/printer, as well as purchasing microfilm rolls at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library - $33.50/roll.

We need to get the Tornado newspapers that the state does not have microfilmed as well as purchase the ones they do have on microfilm. Then we can safely archive the original newspapers. Before we can get those old papers microfilmed, we need to get them in protective sleeves and pieced back together. Follow? (smile)

So, if you are in a philanthropic mood, keep us in mind! This is YOUR history we are trying to save!
Thanks - I'll be back to grovel more later!
Denise
Denise
63 posts
Oct 04, 2007
3:45 PM
OK - I'm going to "fine-tune" my groveling. One of our super patrons has given me some "MINIMUM specs" for the necessary items we need our computer to include:
Pentium 4
2.0GHz processor speed
512MB RAM
80GB hard drive
DVD+/-RW
LAN 10/100 network card
Win XP Pro

So, if you have been sitting there scratching your head, thinking, "Gee, I would LOVE to send the TAHS a new computer, but don't have a clue as to what they need. . ." Voila! Question answered! (smile)

THE ABOVE HAS BEEN DONATED! THANK YOU-THANK YOU-THANK YOU!!!
Denise

Last Edited by on Oct 26, 2007 7:22 AM
Denise
78 posts
Oct 10, 2007
11:43 AM
UPDATE ON ITEMS RECEIVED!
I bet you thought I was just "whistling Dixie," huh? Well, I received an anonymous email stating we (TAHS) will be recieving a new computer with all of the above specs and then some! THANK YOU "Anonymous" - I suspect this may be GIA (smile). Anonymous gifts are about as altruistic as you can get. . . however, it drives this ol gal NUTS!!! A BIG THANK YOU to all who have contributed to our needs.

Received microfische reader from Andy Hinton

Received $500 cash donation from Mr. Chuck Connors in memory of his BURDEN family (in-laws) to be used towards the roof fund.

Please note that not all donations go through me, so I am not aware of all of them. I know there have been many more cash donations made, but do not have a list compiled as yet.

UPDATE ON NEEDED ITEMS:
Camcorder - This would be used for our cemetery walks and guest speakers at meeting. Also, for interviews with our local citizens.(low priority on this)

Purchase microfilm of Tampico Tornados from state (allowing us to store originals and keep from being "manhandled")
$33.50/ea (holds several years on one m/f)
Appx. 15 rolls @ $33.50/ea. = $492 (could be a few more rolls - need to check)(Medium-high priority)

Micro-film Reader/Printer: Estimate of $3,000 (new) ball-park. It would be nice to have one that reads both micro-film and microfisch AND prints. We currently have a m/f reader on loan from the Reagan Birthplace and Andy Hinton has donated a m/fische reader. (this is good to have because Ebay offers local Whiteside records on fische often and very inexpensively). We need at least one reader that prints. (Medium-high priority)

GAYLORD ARCHIVE PRODUCTS:
Product Nbr Description Qty Price Ext. Options
NS2230 Sleeves Newspaper 3 Mil Melinex 22W x 30"H Pkg 5 $21.25 (pkg-5) $425.00 - Hard to believe, but we have used up the first set of sleeves we purchased with the money the Lions Club donated. We will need to purchase these several times. We use these to piece together some of the old Tampico Tornado newspapers. Some are so fragile and deteriorated, they look like jigsaw puzzles. Itsy-bitsy pieces fall off every time you open the box they are in. These Milex sleeves are wonderful - they create a static electricity, which helps hold the pieces on the sheet as we try to get the page all together. Keep in mind, each edition of the paper was 12 pages. Not all of papers are in such poor condition, but there are quite a few. Some are editions that only we have - not held by state library or anywhere else. (high priority)

Donations towards the Roof repair if we don't win the grant from Hamburger Helper.com (HIGH priority)

We are doing great, thanks to all of your help and support. THANK YOU for helping us preserve our history.
Denise

Last Edited by on Oct 26, 2007 7:24 AM
Denise
126 posts
Jan 01, 2008
6:52 AM
Many thanks to our latest donation from TAHS life-time member, Cindy Leister.

Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers that we can find a way to pay for the roof replacement at the historical society.

I cannot stress how important this is. We don't have the "big bucks" behind us like Dixon has. We are supported entirely by membership dues, gift shop purchases and your wonderful donations. Through many fund-raisers, matching funds with RNA and individual donations, we have managed to raise almost half of the $13,000! We still NEED your help. Spread the word to anyone who may have an interest in Tampico's history.

Respectfully and graciously submitted,
Denise McLoughlin
Denise
146 posts
Jan 22, 2008
6:35 AM
2007 was an amazing year for us at the TAHS. We set some goals back in January of 07 and made a wish list. Here are some of the results:

SUPPLIES NEEDED
WISH LIST: Archive-safe boxes to store our Tampico Tornado Newspapers - Appx. 90 boxes needed. Estimated cost: $1800
RECEIVED: $1000 from the Tampico Lions Club. Purchased 50 boxes in July.

WISH LIST: Mylar sleeves for individual pages of newspapers that are deteriorating. We need 12 sheets per newspaper edition. Estimated cost: $400 for 100 sleeves.
RECEIVED: We were abe to purchase 100 sleeves with the remainder of the money received from the Tampico Lions Club. Both the boxes and the mylar sleeves were purchased at a significant sale price.

WISH LIST: Printer/copier/scanner for Family History Library
RECEIVED: New printer/copier/scanner from Les Niemi

WISH LIST: Digital camera for TAHS functions.
RECEIVED: Digital cameral from Les Niemi

WISH LIST: Micro-film/micro-fisch reader/printer for viewing and/or printing the Tampico Tornado newspapers.
RECEIVED: Micro-fisch reader from Andy Hinton

WISH LIST: CPU (computer) for Family History Library
RECEIVED: CPU from "anonymous"!

WISH LIST: The TAHS website be paid for another year.
RECEIVED: The Village of Tampico has paid for our website through Oct. 2009!

WISH LIST: $13,000 for roof repair (replacement)
RECEIVED: We have saved about half of the money needed through matching-fund raisers with the RNA and generous monetary donations from organizations such as Tampico Community Building and many individuals, including the Connors, Thompson and the Cassens families. THANK YOU ALL so much!

The Roof Replacement is the number one priority at this time. Work is scheduled to begin this spring, contingent on payment. We will be reapplying for the "Hamburger Helper" grant and will continue to plan fund-raisers.

WISH LIST: 1a.: Purchase the micro-films of the Tampico Tornado Newspapers from the IL State Library. 1b. Get our 1876-1881 copies of the Tampico Tornado Newspapers microfilmed.
RECEIVED: We have been notified by the IL NEWSPAPER PROJECT that we will be a part of their national project. They will send a courier to pick up our copies of these papers, microfilm them AND give us a copy of the microfilms.

OTHER ITEMS STILL NEEDED:
Of course, the roof replacement is the priority. Without it, not much else matters.

Once we have accomplished the goal of acquiring enough funds for the roof project, we will continue our quest for appropriate archiving materials and other items for storing, preserving and/or displaying our historic items.

We continue to need:
Microfilm/fisch reader/printer (we have readers, we need one with a printer)
More mylar sleeves for the deteriorating newspapers
Purchase microfilms of the Tampico Tornado Newspapers - about 12 or 13 films, @ $33.50 ea.
Assorted preservation maintenance-type items, such as sprays for newspapers, gloves, museum-quality glass for picture frames.
Metal filing and storage cabinets.
Museum Display tables or glass cases

If you are local, we could use your help:
Volunteer to work 3 hours on Sat or Sundays, April-October, 2008 (I usually work both days upstairs in the Family History Library, but it would be helpful to have someone working downstairs as well).
Volunteer to clean downstairs of museum (dust, vacuum, clean restroom, etc.)
Volunteer to be on committee to publish a newsletter (probably a quarterly publication)
Volunteer to be a speaker at one of monthly meetings or suggestions for a speaker. Shirley Lester has suggested a "Murder Mystery Dinner" and there seems to be a great interest in this idea. We will need volunteers to help with this plan.
We REALLY NEED a bathroom installed upstairs in the Family History Library! We have a nice empty room with access to plumbing. We just need a stool and sink and someone to install them. Currently, we have to go downstairs (a bit of a jaunt, especially if you wait too long, giggle), go outside to enter the downstairs area to get to the bathroom in the back of the building! Every year, this seems to be a bigger project for me and our patrons! (smile)

Many thanks to Geri Cassens, Jerrie Schindel and Denise Mickelson for their help in organizing our files and displays.

A big "Thank You" to TheWisp for providing internet service to us for our Family History Library. www.thewisp.net

The above mentioned "thank yous" are off the top of my head. I appologize for not being able to mention everyone. NO donation is insignificant and it is always appreciated. Even the $5 or $10 donations for transcriptions, etc. are very appreciated and you would be surprised how quickly they add up. I bet if everyone that visited the site sent in $10, we would be able to achieve ALL of our goals and have $$$$ to spare! I thank you all for every dime or time you have given.

Last Edited by on Jan 23, 2008 7:44 AM
Denise
169 posts
Feb 20, 2008
2:09 PM
UPDATE ON ROOF REPLACEMENT FUND
I am so excited. The Village of Tampico has donated $3000 towards our Roof Replacement at the Historical Society. The Tampico Community Bldg will also be doing another matching fund-raiser up to $1000. This will bring us to within a couple of thousand dollars of our goal! This is so amazing.

We are currently selling tickets for a 50/50 drawing to be held at our March 25th meeting. Proceeds go towards the roof fund. Contact Joan Johnson: 815-438-7581, or garyjoan@thewisp.net

Thank you all who have so generously donated towards this cause. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!
Denise
Andy Hinton
11 posts
Mar 20, 2008
8:26 AM
Denise,
Swear to God there is a microfische reader sitting in my Mom's barn for you... I'll e-mail my brother, Jeff, & we will get it to you. Just ask Mom (April) about it. It's in good order & just needs dusted-off. I didn't make it home for the holidays, just got back from a few weeks in the Philippines, & I'm sitting here in Okinawa (again!). After a trip down to Thailand, I'll be back in California in July. All's going well, & I'd love to hear from anyone from classes of 85-89. I was class of 87. Take care & keep doing what you do! -Andy Hinton
Denise
188 posts
Mar 20, 2008
10:06 AM
Andy,
Your dad gave it to us several months ago! I thought I had posted it somewhere in this thread. THANK YOU!
Denise
Denise
277 posts
May 29, 2008
10:07 PM
ROOF FUND - We are now only $600 shy of our $13,000 needed for our new roof! Thank you all for your generous support.
Denise
Administrator
Denise
655 posts
Sep 12, 2008
11:05 AM
UPDATE on Roof Fund!
We now have our new roof on the library/historical museum building, thanks to so many wonderful contributions. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU.

We fell a little short, but supplemented from our operating funds. That left us about $700 in the hole (had some additional expenses w/roof) and of course the chair lift to the research library, and upstairs museum stopped working. We tried to do without it, but it is so needed so we had it repaired. They sent us a bill for $600!!! I can't believe it. I understand our Maintenance Committee was working with the company to reduce the charges somewhat.

Once again, we are trying to plan some type of fund raiser(s) to help replenish our account, especially with those winter bills just around the corner. We are open to any suggestions!

I have been trying to price micro-film readers/printers to view our Tampico Tornados at some point. First we need to purchase the films after they film them for the IL Newspaper Project. So far, it seems to be about $7,000.00 for a new one. It has been suggested that I should check with local universities and larger libraries for their cast-offs. This will need to go upstairs in our research library - and I would hate to lug it up there only to have it "die" shortly afterward. If you know of any grants or organizations that may be able to help with our larger expenses on our Wish List, please contact me. Thanks!
Denise
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Denise
Family History Coordinator
Tampico Area Historical Society

Last Edited by on Sep 12, 2008 11:09 AM
Denise
401 posts
Jan 14, 2009
4:17 PM
It's just never-ending, isn't it? Finally paid for the roof, and were wondering how to cover the utilities. It was decided that we would have a bathroom installed UPSTAIRS in the FHL/Research Center, where I work. I was very, very grateful! However, here is the email sent out by our president, Joan Johnson, afterward:
From: garyjoan@thewisp.net
To: "Undisclosed-Recipient:;>"@NONE
Subject: Plumbing at TAHS
Date: Tue, 13 Jan 2009 16:43:51 -0600

Hi friends,
Just an informational message regarding the upstairs plumbing bill which was received. It comes to a total of $1,414,39.
Joan
Denise
404 posts
Jan 26, 2009
7:33 AM
MESSAGE FROM THE TAHS PRESIDENT:
Date: Sun, 25 Jan 2009 19:04:19 -0600

Hi,
Since the Historical Society is REALLY SHORT of money, we will have a 50/50 drawing to bring in a quick "small" amount to help out. Tickets will be $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00 and I will have some available at the Historical meeting on this Tues. nite. Drawing will be Feb. 10. Anyone wishing to sell some, or to purchase some, please contact me. 815-438-7581 or 815-622-8705.
Thanks,
Joan
Administrator
Denise
713 posts
Jun 08, 2009
8:34 AM
Update: We are having a fund raiser "Haystack Dinner" in the Community Bldg. on Friday, June 26, 4-7p to help raise funds for the historical society. It would be so nice to have a surplus instead of raising money to pay for something. But that will never happen - old buildings always need SOMETHING. And we always need archiving materials. Extras include a video camera (it would have been so nice to record the Cemetery Walks!), a pro copier - The ones that can copy 17x23 size pages. A photo copier, a 10 pixel digital camera (these are nice for photographing printed documents - although I used our 5 pixel for the 1872 maps in our Picasa web album). A really high-ticket item is a microfilm/fische reader with a printer. We now have 3 readers, but none that print out. There are other things, but my mind is blank right now. If you know of org's that may be able to help with product or monetary donations, please send them our way!

I hope I am not out of line by posting this, but I don't know how to convey this any other way. We are one of the few FREE websites that offers all that we do. I have fought for that forever! Our membership is only $10 (single), $15 (family) or $50 for business, & $50 lifetime for 50 or older. My argument to the Board of TAHS and to the Village of Tampico is that people will voluntarily donate or join because they WANT to, not because they HAVE to. Well, memberships are NOT pouring in..... Please, please...I know these are tough times, but if you can possibly spare the $10 membership, it would really help and prove my argument! There will be new people coming into office at the Village. They may not choose to continue to pay for this site. Help me show them that we are worth it and note on your donation or membership that you are joining BECAUSE of the WEBSITE! Thanks. I'm finished groveling and apologize for doing it.
Denise
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Denise
Family History Coordinator
Tampico Area Historical Society

Last Edited by on Jun 08, 2009 8:45 AM
Administrator
Denise
723 posts
Jun 22, 2009
11:34 AM
Here is a list with product #s & descriptions, etc. of some archive products we use repeatedly:
From Gaylord Brothers Archive Supplies -
Gaylord Bros. Archive Supplies="

NEWSPAPER SLEEVES
LA-NS1624 16x24" (1-19) $15.59/pkg of 5 (20+) = $12.69/pkg of 5

NEWSPAPER BOXES
LA-NB19252 19x25x2 1/2 (1-9) $21.89, (10+) $19.55, (50+) $15.15


Thank you
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Denise
Family History Coordinator
Tampico Area Historical Society

Last Edited by on Jun 27, 2009 5:53 AM
Denise
609 posts
Dec 17, 2010
6:31 AM
It is with great gratitude and excitement that I tell you that Ruth Thompson purchased and donated the printer/copier/scanner/fax to the TAHS. That is such a wonderful gift for all of us. The scanner is a wide bed, which allows us to scan the newspapers much easier and with little damage to the papers. THANK YOU RUTH THOMPSON!


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