Categotry Archives: Speaker

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 […]

Next DHS event

The next monthly event at DHS will be on September 15th and will feature Delavan Questers featuring Robin Staudt. As usual the start time is at 7 PM at the Historical Society.

Richard Quinney’s visit

For those of you that missed Richard Quinney last night, you missed a great presentation. Quinney talked about his growing up in Delavan, and shared some unique photos that aren’t often seen, such as the one taken in front of the Stowell House where his mother took a photo of his father, while his father took a picture of his mother at the same time. A photo from inside a car driving down Dam Road in Delavan as well, which […]

Richard Quinney at next Historical Society event

Historical Society Next Delavan Historical Society event will be held here at Delavan Historical Society at 7 PM on Thursday, August 18th, 2011! Make sure to mark your calendars for this! This month will feature Delavan author and writer Richard Quinney! Not sure who he is? This is an exerpt from his Wikipedia page: Richard Quinney (born 1934) is an American sociologist, writer, and photographer known for his philosophical and critical approach to crime and social justice. After earning his […]