Categotry Archives: Meeting

Delavan Historical Society members who have paid their 2021 membership dues are eligible to attend and vote at the annual meeting. The 2021 annual meeting will be held on Thursday, May 20, 2021 at 7 pm. The meeting will cover updated Historical Society By-Laws and elections for our Officers. Here is what you need to know about the annual meeting.

To review the updated DHS By-Laws open the file linked here.

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Elections for the following positions.

  • President
  • Vice-President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer

The nominating committee will present all nominees for each officer position at the annual meeting. If you have nominations for any of these positions please email LynetteW@delavanhistory.org with the position, name, phone number and email address of your nominee.

Mark Your Calendars!!

Mark your calendars for the following 2019 DHS upcoming events that are open to the public and are at 7 pm June l-September and at 1 pm October-November the Delavan Historical Society’s Exhibit and Resource Center at 663 E Ann St. 1. Romeo’s Revenge–Local Author Byron Grush–Thurs, June 20th 2. History of Delavan’s Lions Club–Thurs, July 18th 3. Native American Indian Mounds–Ron Neumister—Thurs, Sept 19th 4. Local Hauntings & Ghost Stories—Thurs, Oct 17th 5. Urbandale Dairy to Dean Foods, Deb Alder—Thurs, Nov […]

Paul Lange’s 150th Birthday Program

All are welcome March 22 at 1 p.m  to the celebration of  Paul Lange’s 150th birthday at the Delavan Historical Society’s Center, 663 East Ann St.  Lange was declared “The Father of Wisconsin Arbor Day” by the Wisconsin Legislature in 1951 for his efforts to create the day.  .  Lange, a deaf teacher of forestry at the Wisconsin School for the Deaf for 32 years. also wrote many articles for the Janesville Daily Observer and translated German articles on deaf […]

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.

Delavan Historical Society Membership Meeting February 18, 2016 1pm

Delavan Historical Society Annual Meeting January 21, 2016

On Thursday, January 21st, the Delavan Historical Society will host its annual meeting. Elections of Directors will take place during the meeting. We currently have one director’s position open. The program will be held at the Delavan Historical Society’s Exhibit & Resource Center at 663 E Ann St at 1pm.

Holland to Delavan; Subject: Nieuwenhuis Immigration

Thursday, September 20th, at 7:00pm Historical Society, Israel Stowell Temperance House In 1998, Ed Chesko visited the Nieuwenhuis rummage sale, and suggested to Mel Nieuwenhuis that he should interview his parents and some other members of the Dutch community about their life stories. He suggested asking where they came from and how they came to Delavan. Mel thought this was a good idea, and relized his son Aaron was the perfect age to partner with him on this project. The […]

Swiss Croft Dairy farm Camp to be Topic of August Program

Historical Society The Swiss Croft Farm Camp will be the subject of the August meeting of the Delavan Historical Society on Thursday, August 16th at 7pm. John & Marian McClellan will share the history of the McClellan family farm and the story of its several decades as a summer camp for kids on a working dairy farm. The program will take place on Thursday, August 16th at 7pm at the Community Bank, Community Centre located at 826 E. Geneva St.. […]

May Program to Feature Civil War Monument

Historical Society The Delavan Historical Society’s May program will be on Delavan’s Civil War Monument, presented by Ken Wargo with special guest, violinist, Rachael Riggs. Mr Wargo is the chairman of a committee that is working towards restoring the monument which has fallen victim to its age and the elements. He will be presenting some history on the dedication of the monument, the work that has been done to prepare it for the Memorial Day Ceremony, and the work that […]