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Open House on Saturday March 19, 2011

Historical Society On Saturday, March 19th, the Delavan Historical Society will be holding an Open House at the Delavan Historical Society Exhibit & Resource Center located at 635 E. Wisconsin St., in Delavan from Noon – 4pm. The special Local Organization Exhibits being featured through July are the Delavan lake Improvement Association, The Monday Club, and the Garden Club. These organizations are amoung Delavan’s oldest. Members from each of the organizations will be on hand to share information and talk […]

Repairs and Improvements at the ISTH

Israel Stowell Temperance House Repairs and cleanup have been ongoing since takeover of the building. Windows, yard work, roof and foundation repair were some of the considerations. Wood-covered windows were the city’s concern, because of the poor impression on passers-by. A large bay window and another were replaced. Unfortunately, two soon were broken but vigilant neighbors saw it and the boys were apprehended. Hopefully the cost will be reimbursed. Plexiglas replacement is under consideration. Many scrub trees, stumps and undesirable […]

Chesko’s Donation of the Israel Stowell Temperance House

Israel Stowell Temperance House On August 2, 2010 Ed Chesko met with Delavan Historical Society and Save the Israel Stowell Temperance House officers and attorneys Dale Thorpe and Julie Nommenson and signed over the Israel Stowell Temperance House deed to the Delavan Historical Society. Thanks and appreciation go to Mr. Chesko, the attorneys, Fred Walling, Larry Waller and the City of Delavan officials and employees and all those who contributed surveying, title search and other services at no cost.

Successful Home Tour Fundraiser

Israel Stowell Temperance House The tours of Ron Markwell’s Allyn Mansion and John Cangelosi’s first Delavan Allyn home on July 10 and 11, 2010, was a great success, thanks to the beautiful homes’ owners and the many volunteers and businesses that helped. The tour raised $3,136 to help save the Israel Stowell Temperance House.

Latest news on the acquisition of the Israel Stowell Temperance House

Historical Society The latest news on the acquisition of the Israel Stowell Temperance House, located at 61-65 E. Walworth Avenue. The raze order on the building has been moved to July 15th. A committee of interested citizens throughout the community and beyond have come together to save the building. This committee is functioning as a sub-committee of the historical society. Ed Chesko, the owner of the building has offered it to the Delavan Historical Society in hopes of the building […]