SPECIAL EXHIBIT - PRESIDENTIAL LETTERS:
The Lincoln Letters Exhibit is running now through October. You should have received a schedule of your days to work as a docent, but a reminder postcard will be mailed soon. Currently we are open on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays but beginning in September it will be Saturdays only. We also have a special raffle with a prize of a framed Lincoln portrait. Tickets are $5 or 5 for $20. Tickets may be purchased at the museum on the days we are open. Be sure to check our Facebook page and learn some interesting Lincoln facts from Connie Simon. Special thanks to Debbie Tudor and the Thornton Library for advertising our event at their locations.
1895 Thornton Township Newspaper
Matchbook from R. Peters Shell Super Service Gas Station
Brown Derby matchbook
Joe’s Thornridge Inn matchbook
Ben’s & Jane/Alex matchbooks
Original Thornton Public School class photos
This year’s annual Installation Dinner was held at St. Paul Church due to social distancing. Twenty-nine were in attendance and catering was by Glenwood Oaks.
UPCOMING MEETING DATES AND PROGRAMS:
August 24 @ 7:00PM. General Meeting – Program: “Women in History” by Martina Mathesin
September 8 @ 8:30AM. Historical Societies’ Round Table Meeting
September 28 @ 7:00PM. General Meeting ¬- Program: “Chicago’s Bygone Department Stores” by Leslie Goddard
October 2 @ 4:00PM. Quarry Set-up - Canceled due to Covid-19
October 3 @ 8:30AM. Quarry Tour - Canceled due to Covid-19
October 15 @ 6:00PM. Board Meeting
October 26 @ 7:00PM. General Meeting – Program: “Hysteria in Salem” by Terry Lynch
November 13 @ 6:00PM. Harvest Dinner - Canceled due to Covid-19
December 6 @ 2:00PM - 4:00PM. Holiday Happenings-Canceled due to Covid-19.