"From Holland to Elkhart by way of Capetown”
Friday March 8th


  
   The Elkhart Historical Society announces its March dinner lecture entitled, "From Holland to Elkhart by way of Capetown,” with Peter Niehaus, which will be presented Friday March 8th at the Wild Hare Café in Elkhart, Illinois. Peter’s multi-faceted life began in Holland, one of eight children in the family who lived in a farming community occupied by the Nazis during the war. 

    

     He will recall events of his life there prior to the family immigrating to South Africa.  Once in South Africa, he completed his education receiving a degree in mechanical engineering, joined the SA navy and was assigned to submarine duty running various missions during the cold war, for a time being stationed in Toulon. As a civilian Peter worked for a Cape Town firm using his engineering skills, later starting his own building and restoration business.

 

     Dinner will be a sampling of two traditional South African dishes.  Each guest with have a portion of Bobotie and Malay Chicken Curry served with rice and a variety of Sambals which are sauces and relishes that accompany these dishes. Dessert will be trifle served with a splash of sherry or vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce. Iced teas and coffee are included.

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      Reservations are required as space is limited and can only be made by calling 217-947-2238 no later than March 1st - - Once you are confirmed, print this form, fill it out and mail it with your check payable to: The Elkhart Historical Society, P.O. 255, Elkhart, IL 62634  The price is $40 per person which includes the meal, tax and tip and $10 to the Elkhart Historical Society.

 



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Wild Hare Cafe - Elkhart Historical Society Lecture Series

Guy Fraker speaking on his book:
"Lincoln's Ladder to the Presidency"
Paul Beaver, Emeritus of Lincoln College,
speaking on the Scully's in central Illinois
Peter Neihaus, speaking on
his years spent in South Africa
Dr. Dennis Campbell of Lincoln
College speaking on local mammals
Karl Luthin, DVM presents “The Perils of Traveling in an 1800’s Winter”
 
6 Feb., 2015 LDN: "From War’s Ashes
to the Birth of Lincoln College"

Mt. Pulaski 1850's Courthouse to where
Lawyer A. Lincoln traveled on the
Illinois 8th Judicial Circuit



Annual Spring tours of
Elkhart Hill flowers

 “An Evening with Mark McDonald”

Brian Ellis Explored a Different View of Illinois’ Bicentennial with a Performance of Two Faces
 of Illinois’ History


Rev. Dr. Malcom Shotwell:  Mrs. Lincoln, "A Vindicator"





Chuck McCue: "The Boys from Kentucky" - the Relationship of Richard Oglesby & Abraham Lincoln

William Furry, executive director of the Illinois State Historical Society

will be speaking on Jonathan Chapman known to all American school children as Johnny Appleseed.
 
   


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