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Summer 2020 Newsletter


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.


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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