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Summer 2020 Newsletter

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.


NEW ACQUISITIONS:


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


INSTALLATION DINNER:


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.

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The Thornton Historical Society is pleased to announce their new YouTube channel featuring videos of Thornton in the 1960s and 70s. These were filmed by David Zander and converted to a digital format.

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