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TAHS Website Updates & Newsletter

Jan 30, 2015

WEBSITE UPDATES - WHAT'S NEW? http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/Whats_New.html
NEW ENTRIES FOR JANUARY, 2015
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
January: http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/page/page/22558.htm
February: http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/page/page/22558/2015-2.htm

February 6, 10a-4p: 104th Ronald Reagan Birthday Party. Open to public. Free Tours of Birthplace & Historical Society. Refreshments in Historical Society. Joan Johnson, garyjoan@thewisp.net or 815-622-8705.

CORRECTIONS
Corrected the death date in the obituary & TM Cemetery Index for Ora Lillian (Coates) Noon from 1912 to 1923 http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/TampicoMemorialCemtery_N_O.html

OBITUARIES http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/Obit_Index.html
2015 - John Steien - Cottonwood Cemetery, Morrison, IL
2015 - Brent Zaagman
2014 - Dorothy M Johnson
2014 - Gertrude "Trudy" Branson
2014 - Kelly Reilly, St. Mary's Cemetery, Tampico, IL
2014 - Rosalie Spears, Tampico Memorial Cemetery
2014 - Iola Warner Stanley, Tampico Memorial Cemetery
2014 - Joyce Dickenson
2015 - Richard Renkes, Grove Hill Cemetery, Morrison
2015 - Robert Meier
2015 - Shirley Blumhoff
2015 - Phyllis Lofgren, Leon Cemetery, Prophetstown
2015 - Arthur "Art" Johnson
2015 - Ernest "Ernie" Waldbusser, Riverside Cemetery, Prophetstown

MESSAGE BOARDS http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/Message_Board.html
Howland Parsons 1809-1850
Herman and Henrietta Meyer
TERRY/SHEPHERD FENTON, IL
Fredrick, Freida and August Gerdes
Augustus H. (A.H) Potter

RONlALD REAGAN BIRTHPLACE & MUSEUM http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/R_Reagan_Birthplace_Museum.html
RONALD REAGAN BIRTHPLACE & MUSEUM - 111-113 Main St., Tampico, IL. Contact Joan Johnson, reaganbirthplace@thewisp.net or garyjoan@thewisp.net. 815-622-8705 or Shirley Lester: 815-499-4770

BIRTHPLACE 2015 Hours
http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/R_Reagan_Birthplace_Museum.html
February, 2015: Celebrate Ronald Reagan's 104th Birthday - Open House in both the Reagan Birthplace & Museum, 111-113 Main Street and the Tampico Historical Society, 119 Main Street. Tours of both museums. Cake, punch and coffee served in Historical Society. Please join us and bring a friend or two.

March, 2015: Open on weekends. Saturday: 10a-4p & Sunday, 1p-4p

April 1-Oct. 31 - The RONALD REAGAN BIRTHPLACE & MUSEUM is open 7 days/week. Mon. - Sat., 10a-4p and Sun., 1p-4p. Contact: 815-622-8705 or 815-499-4770 ("off" times can be scheduled by appointment to suit your convenience) Closed Easter Sunday & Mother's Day. (except by appointment)

November - January: The RONALD REAGAN BIRTHPLACE & MUSEUM is open by appointment only. Contact: Joan Johnson, 815-622-8705, reaganbirthplace@thewisp.net or Shirley Lester, 815-499-4770.

Visit the Ronald Reagan Birthplace/Museum on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RonaldReaganBirthplace

THE TAMPICO AREA HISTORICAL SOCIETY, MUSEUM & FAMILY HISTORY LIBRARY & RESEARCH CENTER - 119 & 119 1/2 Main Street, P.O.Box 154, Tampico, IL

The Historical Society is an all-volunteer organization, open by appointment only. The Family History Library & Research Center is located upstairs from the Historical Building. If you would like to do research, please contact Denise McLoughlin, 815-590-2143 or email:
tampicohistoricalsociety@gmail.com or the TAHS president, Joan
Johnson, 815-622-8705, garyjoan@thewisp.net.

The Ronald Reagan Birthplace/Museum is located a few doors north of the Historical Society (111-113 Main St.) When they are open, if they are not busy with a tour, they can let you into the Historical Building (119 Main St.) for a tour. If you know in advance that you will be in town and would like to tour both museums, please call ahead so we can have enough staff on hand.

If my schedule allows, I am hoping to have specific days to have the Family History Library/Research Center Open. I'd like to try at least one day during daytime hours and one evening. You can always call me or email me if you are going to be in town on a specific day and would like to do genealogical research. I will do my best to accommodate you.

We do have wi-fi, so bring your ipads or laptops.

FOR YOUR RESEARCH NEEDS:
We archive the Tampico Tornado newspapers, published from 1876 - 1966.
Whiteside County Plat books, including 1872, 1893 & 1912 as well as more current years. We also have several Bureau County Plat books.
Some Prairie Farms farmer's directories.
Funeral Logs for years 1919-1975.
Cemetery Lists (also found on our website).
Family & Business files/histories
Tampico High School year books (also available for sale - $5).
Tampico Centennial Year Book (also available for sale on dvd).
County History Books & Biographical Sketches
Lots of photo albums of people and events.
School Ledgers.
Our printer is down right now, but we hope to have it back up and running soon. There is a discount on copy fees for our members.

The Family History Library/Research Center is open to anyone. If you are interested in becoming a member of the TAHS or would like to make a donation, here is link to a form. Your memberships and donations are the only way we are able to continue to archive and maintain Tampico (and vicinity) history.

Membership & Donation Form:
http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/f/TAHS_MembershipApplication.pdf

TROPHIES, PLAQUES & PICTURES!
"Calling all coaches & THS atheletes!" We would love to have a program at one of our regular monthly meetings (4th Tuesday of each month, 7p.m.) giving some history on the trophies and the events they represent. Please contact me if you are or know of a coach or athelete that could share some memories or if you would like to stop by and see the trophies/plaques/photos. 815-590-2143, tampicohistoricalsociety@gmail.com. You could also contact the TAHS president, Joan Johnson, 815-622-8705 or garyjoan@thewisp.net. Thank you.

The TAHS has acquired many of the old trophies from the middle school & the old Tampico High School. For a free-will donation we would like to rehome some of these trophies, plaques & photos. We just don't have enough room for all of them. They would be a great gift, either to a family member, friend or even to yourself! I have posted some of the photos in our Picasa photo albums, but you can schedule a time to come look at all of them. Contact Denise, tampicohistoricalsociety@gmail.com or 815-590-2143 or Joan Johnson, 815-622-8705 or garyjoan@thewisp.net.

WHAT'S NEW? - http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/Whats_New.html
This is where I post any additions to the website for the current month. It will include a direct link to the article or photo.

PICASA PHOTO ALBUMS https://picasaweb.google.com/105896818813466091326
I am slowly migrating all of our photos over to Google's Picasa Web Albums. You can access the albums from our TABLE OF CONTENTS http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/Index.html > scroll down to PICASA WEB ALBUMS. At this writing, we have 199 albums! I am still adding the links to the TOC page. You can also go directly to the PICASA ALBUMS. There are two pages of albums, so you need to scroll down to bottom of first page and click on "See more" to advance to 2nd page of albums. https://picasaweb.google.com/105896818813466091326 These albums also contain the headstone photos in our cemeteries. Eventually, the Cemetery Indexes on our website will list the names, b/d dates, parents, spouse and a link to their obituary and their headstone.

If you are confused or need any help navigating the site, feel free to contact me via email or phone and will be more than happy to assist you or email you the link to what you need. The site is for YOU. If you find incorrect information or information you want to add, please do not hesitate to contact me. That includes any broken links as well. The website is not compatible with Internet Explorer browser. It is best viewed using Chrome or Mozilla/Firefox.

CURATOR
Our charter curator has retired and moved away. We need someone to fill this volunteer position. A TAHS membership is required. Work hours that are convenient to you. Contact Joan Johnson, 815-622-8705 or garyjoan@thewisp.net

IMPORTANT! This newsletter is sent through an outside service - "List-server". You cannot reply to it. Please use the contact information for Joan or Denise at the email or phone numbers given. Joan: garyjoan@thewisp.net or 815-622-8705 or Denise, tampicohistoricalsociety@gmail.com or 815-590-2143. Do NOT reply to this newsletter or it will be lost in cyber-space forever.

If this newsletter was shared with you and you would like to automatically receive this website update/newsletter, please sign up on our website: http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/Mailing_List.html (Upper right-hand corner of page), where it says, "Subscribe to the Newsletter - I have read and agree to the Privacy Policy."

After you sign up, please watch your email inbox for a verification email. You MUST 'reply' to that email in order to activate the account. This keeps others from signing you up for it without your permission. Thank you.

Are you new to our website? Here are some tips on how to find what you are looking for:
1. Use the search box on our Home page: http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/Home_Page.html (or www.tampicohistoricalsociety.com)
OR
2. Go to the TABLE OF CONTENTS (TOC): http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/Index.html The first box is general information. The rest of the boxes are in alphabetical order by subject.
OR
3. Post on our INTERACTIVE MESSAGE BOARD. This reaches a broader audience than just emailing me. You need to register (free). http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/Message_Board.html (Upper right corner - "Register or Log In." (This is not the same as the sign-up for the newsletter.) I try to check the sign-up daily because I have to 'accept' it manually. Sorry about that. We were hit by spammers so much I almost had to close the Message Boards. This one-time registration helps prevent so much spam. If you do not get an email response to your registration within 24 hours, feel free to notify me at tampicohistoricalsociety@gmail.com to let me know you are waiting for approval.

Visit the Tampico Area Historical Society on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/tampicohistoricalsociety/

VOLUNTEERS are always needed and appreciated. I am working on several projects and welcome any help.
SOME on-going projects:
Create a story-board for T-Sgt Donald Dronenberg and the SS Leopoldville, WWII
Displays for:
The Centennial (1975) displayed upstairs.
Sorting, identifying and displaying/filing/storing photos.
Make display signs on nice card stock for our displays.

Cleaning: vacuum, dusting, glass cleaning, bathrooms

Volunteer to be a greeter, tour guide for the Historical Society, APRIL through OCTOBER on Saturdays, 10a.m. - 4p.m. (split shifts okay) and/or Sundays, 1p.m.-4p.m. Bring a friend to help pass the time.

Please pass this along to those who may have an interest.

Denise McLoughlin
Family History Coordinator
Tampico Area Historical Society

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.