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 newspaper columns for years, was a big band fan. Also a one-man encyclopedia of the musicians who frequented the lake’s ballrooms, Gordon shared his love and knowledge in the film he created years ago.

Join the party at the historical society at 603 Ann Street just off South 7th Street and it’s all FREE! Refreshments will be served.

Barbara Shreves
DHS Publicity
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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 was commissioned by Conrad Seipp (1825–1890), a Chicago resident who emigrated from Langen, Germany, and built one of the largest and most successful breweries in the United States. Built in 1888, this Queen Anne style house was the “summer cottage” to four generations of owners from the Seipp family.

In September of 2005, William O. Petersen, Conrad Seipp’s great-grandson, donated the property to the State of Wisconsin, with all the furnishings in tact, to be experienced and enjoyed as a museum for present and future generations.

BLACK POINT WAS PLACED ON THE STATE AND NATIONAL REGISTERS OF HISTORIC PLACES BY THE WISCONSIN HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR.

Heritage Hall is located on the corner of South Washington and East Rockwell streets, just south of the main business section on Elkhorn. While there is no admission charge, donations to the Walworth County Historical Society will be gratefully accepted.
For further information contact the Society’s website at walcohistory.org.

Gwen Tveter,
Secretary,
Walworth County Historical Society

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

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Delavan Historical Society Membership Meeting February 18, 2016 1pm

October Program to Highlight Taverns Around Delavan Lake

Lawyer's Tavern

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 will be served.

**HOLIDAY HOURS**

The Delavan Historical Society Exhibit & Resource Center will be closed on Saturday, December 26th and Monday, December 28th, 2015. We will return to our regular hours, Mondays & Saturdays 10am – 2pm on January 5, 2016.

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.

Delavan’s Heritage Fest to be held June 24 – June 26, 2016

Heritage Fest Click on “Heritage Fest” for event line-up or visit delavanheritagefest.com for updates.

Maxwell Street Days/180th Anniversary Celebration, August 13, 2016

THE CIRCUS RETURNS TO DELAVAN, WI ON JULY 28, 2013

The Delavan Historical Society will be welcoming the Carson & Barnes Circus on Sunday July 28, 2013 at the Lake Lawn Airport.  The circus will have performances at 2:00pm & 5:00pm.

The Delavan Historical Society will be welcoming the Carson & Barnes Circus on Sunday July 28, 2013 at the Lake Lawn Airport. The circus will have performances at 2:00pm & 5:00pm.