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TAHS May Updates

May 14, 2014

REMINDER!
Time to renew your annual TAHS Dues.
http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/Membership_Donations.html

Our April Program was presented by Frances Bishop, Regent of Rock River Chapter of D.A.R. & Rosanne Kaletka-Johnson, Registrar. It was very informative on both the history of the Organization as well as the procedures to apply. https://picasaweb.google.com/105896818813466091326/TAHSPrograms2014?authuser=0&feat=directlink

I attended the SMALL MUSEUM CONFERENCE in Dixon, sponsored by the Lee County Genealogical & Historical Societies on May 3 in the Loveland Community Center. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2BY7meZr6uARzhULWxiTHR6cGc/edit?usp=sharing This was an extremely informative conference with top-notch speakers from IL and WI. It was great to know how much we are doing correctly, but also an eye opener on where we need to improve! The event was sponsored by the Lee County Genealogical & Historical Societies and hosted by the Loveland Community Center. It was the first of what I hope will be many more conferences geared towards small museums. I HIGHLY recommend attending the next one.

Attended Historic Homes of Illinois Conference, at the Hegeler Carus Mansion, LaSalle, May 6, 2014 with Joan Johnson & Shirley Lester, of the Ronald Reagan Birthplace. We discussed issues that affect Historic Homes, Museums, and Landmarks as well as possible initiatives we can work on together to increase our exposure. A new website is being developed.

TAHS PROGRAMS - Please join us and bring a friend!
May 27, 2014 - no meeting

June 24, 2014, 7:00 p.m. - "NW Steel & Wire Co.," presented by Dana Fellows. Public Invited. 815-622-8705

July 22, 2014, 6:00 p.m. - "Using a Dowsing Rod to Locate Graves." Meet in the Tampico Memorial Cemetery (172/Tampico Road).

August 26, 2014, 6:00 p.m. - "Green River Ordnance", presented by Duane Paulsen & Pat Gorman. Meet in the Community Center, W Market St.This is our annual Pot-Luck. Bring dish to pass, own table setting & a friend! 815-622-8705

OTHER EVENTS IN MAY:
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - Family Show & Tell. Hosted by the Tampico Area Historical Society. Bring Your Stories
Remember Show & Tell when you were in kindergarten? Well it’s time for Show & Tell for the entire family. Bring a photo, letter, family heirloom or artifact and share your story. Or just come and listen.

Join Jul Adams-Watkins, a personal historian and member of the Association of Personal Historians, for an event sure to evoke laughter, tears and memories.

What:    Family Show & Tell
When:    Wednesday, May 21, 2014 6:00 – 8:00 P.M.
Where:    Tampico Area Historical Society and Museum
119 South Main Street . Tampico . IL
Children are encouraged to participate! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1b3qOjG6MNuFjOcd43KcOmttjJ6FwgL44nCPJJhrU9Aw/edit?usp=sharing

RSVP: Space is limited so please reserve your seat and
a chance to win a door prize by contacting –
Jul at 815 – 718 – 1229

MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONY
Monday, May 26, 2014 - Tampico American Legion 574 will perform a rifle salute, followed by prayer & Taps starting in the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery at 10:00 a.m. An Honor Roll will be read to honor each of the Veterans buried in the cemetery. The memorial service will be repeated in the Tampico Memorial Cemetery afterward.

Visit the What's New page of website to see latest updates with direct links to each new entry:
WHAT'S NEW? - http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/Whats_New.html

NEW ENTRIES FOR MAY, 2014

CALENDAR OF EVENTS - http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/page/page/22558.htm

OBITUARIES - http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/Obit_Index.html
1947 - Arthur Wheelock, Tampico Memorial Cemetery
2014 - John V Countryman, Hooppole Cemetery

BIOGRAPHIES - WHITESIDE CO., 1900 - http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/Whiteside_Co_Bios_1900_Index.html
Palmer Collins
Sherman D Collins

PICASA PHOTO ALBUMS - https://picasaweb.google.com/105896818813466091326
Ronald Reagan Statue Dedication - https://picasaweb.google.com/105896818813466091326/RonaldReaganStatueDedication2013?authuser=0&feat=directlink
2014 TAHS Programs - April D.A.R. -
McCombs - https://picasaweb.google.com/105896818813466091326/McCOMBS?authuser=0&feat=directlink
Wheelock - https://picasaweb.google.com/105896818813466091326/WHEELOCK?authuser=0&feat=directlink


NEW ENTRIES FOR APRIL, 2014

OBITUARIES - http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/Obit_Index.html
2014 - Mary J Wetzell, Riverside Cemetery, Sterling
2014 - Alan Vetter, Hooppole Cemetery
1995 - Stella Purvis Wright, Greenville-Fairfield Cemetery (aka: Union), New Bedford
2013 - Daniel Burke, Oakwood Cemetery, Dixon
2014 - Elsie A Merrill, Limerick Cemetery in Kasbeer

PICASA WEB ALBUMS - https://picasaweb.google.com/105896818813466091326
McCOMBS - Obituaries submitted by Dave & Ginger Mackie (descendant of McCombs)

SOLDIERS' & SAILORS' HOME AT QUINCY 1887-1898 - http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/IL_Soldier_Sailor_Home_Quincy.html
John Quinlan

NEW ENTRIES FOR MARCH, 2013

TABLE OF CONTENTS - GENERAL - http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/Index.html
National Registry of Historic Places - includes Sec. of Interior Standards for Historic Preservation http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.com/Main_Street_National_Registry.html

OBITUARIES - http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/Obit_Index.html
2014 - Hattie Wolever, Erie Cemetery
2011 - Quinten "Quinn" Barclay, Fitzgerald Funeral Home and Crematory
1994 - Lamont "Monte" Mathias, Oak Knoll Cemetery, Sterling
1964 - Larry Hockman, Tampico Memorial Cemetery
1969 - William E Adams, St. Mary's Cemetery, Tampico
2014 - Kenneth Thorman, out-of-area
2014 - George J Bass, Coloma Twp. Cemetery
2014 - Paul Kaiser, Tampico Memorial Cemetery

PICASA WEB ALBUMS - https://picasaweb.google.com/105896818813466091326
Tampico Tornado Advertisements - submitted by Les Niemi

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Contacts: Joan Johnson, President: garyjoan@thewisp.net, 815-622-8705
Denise McLoughlin, Family History Coordinator, tampicohistoricalsociety@gmail.com, 815-590-2143

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Thank you!
Denise

TAMPICO AREA HISTORICAL SOCIETY - MUSEUM - FAMILY HISTORY LIBRARY/RESEARCH CENTER  119 Main St., P. O. Box 154,  Tampico, IL  61283   www.tampicohistoricalsociety.com   tampicohistoricalsociety@gmail.com  President Joan Johnson, 815-438-7581 or garyjoan@thewisp.net  Family History Coordinator, Denise McLoughlin 815-590-2143. We are an all-volunteer organization so your donations are always appreciated!  Sign up to receive our e-newsletter. Thank you!  Visit us on FACEBOOK, too.