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Don’t Forget!! The Delavan Historical Society & The Daughters of the Union Veterans Tent #23 Christmas Party!!

Upcoming DHS Programs & Annual Meeting–March, April & May 2017

March 16, 2017: Program: “Cool story about Abraham Lincoln”! 1pm at DHS resource center. April 20, 2017: DHS Membership Annual Meeting & Program “Ice Harvesting” by Carol McClernon and DHS elections. 7pm at DHS resource center. May 18, 2017: Program: “History of Bradley Department Store” by Lois Stritt and Bill McKoy. 7pm at Bradley’s Dept Store, 222 E Walworth Ave, Delavan, WI. Refreshments will be served, everyone welcome!

Isreal Stowell Temperance House Committee Meeting, Jan 7th, DHS Resource Center, 10am-11:30am

This meeting is for the committee and potential new committee members to brush-up on what has been done to date with the Temperance House, and to prepare for a meeting with Genell Scheurell and Jodi Sweeney of the Sweeney Group on Jan 11, 2017.

DHS 2016 Christmas Party, Dec 3rd, The Village Supper Club

Please join us this Sat, Dec 3, 2016 at the Village Supper Club at 12 noon for this year’s DHS Christmas party!!

Share Your Memories of Halloweens Past!

The Delavan Historical Society invites all to come and share their favorite ghoulish and foolish “memories of Halloweens past” at 1pm, Oct 20th at our Delavan Historical Society Resource and Exhibit Center at 663 Ann St off South Seventh St. Those revealing past transgressions should know that the statute of limitations has surely run out on their actions. Halloween incidents from the past published in the Delavan Enterprise and Delavan Republican will be shared. Treats will be served with tricks […]

Popcorn and a Movie

Come and enjoy “Popcorn and a Movie” on Thursday, June 16, at 7 p.m. at the Delavan Historical Society Exhibit and Resource Center. Those who enjoyed the Big Bands that made Delavan’s dance halls the place to be in the summers long past will enjoy seeing and hearing them in the film. Those too young or not lucky to have seen them will be able to become acquainted. . Gordon Yadon, Delavan’s Mr. History whose phenomenal interest and memories spawned […]

Walworth County Historical Society Presents Black Point House and Gardens Program by David Desimone

Wednesday May 18, 2016 at 2 PM PLEASE SAVE THE DATE ABOVE TO ATTEND THIS PRESENTATION BY David Desimone from Black Point House and Gardens! Come to Heritage Hall in Elkhorn to hear David Desimone, director of the Black Point Estate Museum on the south shore of Geneva Lake, take you on a trip around Geneva Lake describing the grand homes and resorts that have been lost, which highlights the importance of historic preservation. Designed by Adolph Cudell, Black Point […]

Delavan Historical Society Thursday, May 19th 7 pm Presents: The History of The Village Supper Club

Delavan Historical Society Membership Meeting February 18, 2016 1pm

October Program to Highlight Taverns Around Delavan Lake

The October 16th program of the Delavan Historical Society will be about Bars, Taverns, and Saloons in the Town of Delavan. Please join us as we discuss and reminisce about the place we use to meet up with friends at and the places our parents use to frequent. This program will be all about the audience participation, so bring your memories and photos! Thursday, October 16th at the Community Bank, Community Centre, 825 E. Geneva Street., Delavan at 7:00pm. Refreshments […]