Now Available - LA SALLE COUNTY LORE!!
Recently reprinted and dedicated to the editor, the late Marilyn Rasmusen (1928 – 2009) Take a tour of LaSalle County, township by township, and learn about all of the interesting things and people this county produced. From early settlers, to industry, preachers and bandits, you’ll find out more about the county’s stories and legends than you ever thought possible. Illustrated, Soft cover, 300 pages, indexed, $35.00, tax included
Please add $4.75 for postage if you need the book shipped to you.
BURGOO - SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2012
Congratulations to all of the lucky winners of our raffle prizes, and Thank You to all of the friends and businesses who donated. We appreciate your support!
Woodhaven Lakes 3 day stay – Don Ondrey; Starved Rock overnight – Dolores Passwater; Grand Bear overnight – Marty Megash; Illinois River Winery tour – Kristi Gleim; Jade N’ Sage tattoo gift certificate – Dr. William McDonald; Towpath Collectible – Martha Wahlbeck; Love of a Dog gift set – Amy Elston; Canal Port gift certificate – M/M George Shute; Canal Port gift certificate - Linda Roberts; Duffy’s gift certificate – Mike Kuryla; Duffy’s gift certificate – Art Kardas; Herman’s gift certificate – Jay Allen; Flutterby Popcorn gift certificate – Joanne Nordie; Butterfly picture from Seasons Gone By – Jim Duncan; Weeta’s Boutique gift set – Ronald Steinmayer; Mary Kay gift set from Pat English – Rick Cutler; Cubs rug from Illinois Office Supply – Bill Gish.
Remembering the Rural One Room Schools of LaSalle County is now in stock in the Museum.
Stop in and get your copy soon!
$29.50 includes tax, add $4.75 for postage and handling if you need to have the book mailed.
We now accept Mastercard, Visa, and Discover! Now you can renew your membership dues, purchase a gift, make a memorial or pay your Burgoo vendor fees over the phone!
April 28 from 11 to 2 - The Way La Salle County Worked!
Visitors were greeted by costumed interpreters who shared stories about their work. They heard about life as a Seneca LST Shipyard worker, a worker at the Westclox factory, a coal miner, the impact the I&M Canal and the rail road had, and medical practices. They then traveled to our one-room school to learn about life as a teacher, to our blacksmith shop for a demonstration and finally to our barn to learn about agriculture.
Thanks to all of the Board Members who volunteered to interpret and provide cookies.
Gloria Alvarado won the members-only raffle and Andrew Csutoras, Madison Comer and Larry Booze won books in the raffle.
A presentation given by Robert Mazarim, ISAS Researcher to the LaSalle County Historical Society about his findings of the LCHS sponsored digs at the Kaskaskia Zimmerman Site.
Civil War Anniversary
The Society newsletter follows the developments that tore the nation apart 150 years ago with month by month events of the Civil War. Early 1861 had formation of a new nation, calls to arms, and the fatal firing upon Fort Sumter that began open warfare.
Through the year the chronology follows the first major battle, the death of Lincoln's chief adversary for the presidency, Senator Douglas, and the beginning of the president's frustrations in choosing an effective commander of the Army of the Potomac. Transcontinental telegraph replaced the failed Pony Express, construction of a transcontinental railroad began in California, and the keel of the USS Monitor was laid.
Right here at the LaSalle County Museum, you can see Civil War artifacts, the carriage that Lincoln rode to the first Lincoln Douglas debate, and much more…. Make your plans to come in and see us and them.
A book on LaSalle County History or one of our beautiful throws make a nice gift. More Info
Thornton FundWorks Cards are available at the Museum - Load the card and use it at any Thornton Gas Station, and the LCHS gets 2% on gas purchases and 6% on store items.
It's a fast and easy way for the Society to benefit, and it doesn't cost you any extra.
Capital Fund Drive - as you may know, we are looking to expand our museum complex. Read about our Captial Fund Drive and look for how you may contribute.