Categotry Archives: Speaker

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!

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 […]

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

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 […]

Vitrified Brick Street to be topic of Delavan Historical Society’s Upc

Historical Society Delavan’s famous brick street was constructed in 1918 and reconstructed in 1996 while Ron Henriott was Mayor of the City of Delavan. Despite years of heavy travel by horse drawn conveyances and automobiles, much of the original brick paving material was re-used to complete the project. The brick street is listed on the Federal and State Registers of Historic Places and represents one of the last and best remaining examples of original brick paved roadways in the State […]

****PROGRAM TIME CHANGE****

Historical Society The program on Delavan’s Vitrified Brick Street has had a time change. The program will begin at 1:30pm NOT 1:00pm our usual starting time. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Daughter’s of the Union Veterans to be Topic of Delavan Historical Society

The Daughters of the Union Veterans of the Civil War (DUVCW) faded into obscurity a few decades ago due to an aging membership, but with a resurgence of patriotic pride and the diligence of Pat Blackmer, this society is getting another beginning. Ms. Blackmer, herself the descendant of a Union Soldier, will discuss some of the history of the organization and the formation of the newest “tent” which will be located in Walworth County and based out of Delavan. The […]