The Elkhart Historical Society is delighted to announce its annual Christmas Candlelight Services at the St. John's Historic Chapel on Elkhart Hill,
Sat., Dec. 3, 2022
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Four services are offered at 2 p, 4 p, 5:30 p, and 8 p, and must be reserved starting on
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WWI historian Paul Osman of Williamsville gave a stirring talk at the dedication of the Veteran’s Park in Elkhart.. Osman’s knowledge not only of the war, but also of members of the Elkhart community who served in it.  Osman had just returned from his 11th trip to the Western Front in France and Belgium. During this recent trip, he visited the battlefields and graves of several Elkhart WWI soldiers.

 


Went to France to honor the memory of the paratroopers who
jumped into France on D-Day hours before the main landing
 on the beaches of Normandy

Paul Beaver: William Scully & the Scully estates of Logan County, Illinois

Scully began to drain his Illinois prairie land around 1870, using big open ditches - the first to use a drainage system in Logan County, allowing Scully's tenant farmers to get into their fields two weeks earlier than the other farmers as a result. 

    

1880’s Henry Pitcher & Sons Pipe Organ that  resided in "Oglehurst" of Gov. Richard
 Oglesby on Elkhart Hill in the 1880's & '90's

20,000-year-old mammoth tusk and
tooth found north of Lincoln

Scully began to drain his Illinois prairie land
around 1870, using big open ditches similar
to the type he was familiar with in Ireland.

Wildhare owner's former residence: 
Cape Town, South Africa
    

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Elkhart Historical Society 


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a short order cook 

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but not required.

 

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As portrayed by Joe Woodard, Abraham Lincoln
rides down the historic Edwards Trace on Elkhart Hill



Catholic chaplains in all Irish regiments
during the Civil War



Tony Rothering, a biology prof. at LLCC, supervises
 students keeping track of birds for migration &
population growth studies.


"From War’s Ashes to the Birth of Lincoln College”
Paul Beaver gives insight to the
 founding of Lincoln College

Scully Surveyors & Ditch Diggers
in mid/late1800's in Central Il.

Karl Luthin, a screen reenactor: “Gods and Generals”,
“Glory”, The “John Adams”, “Into the West”, mini
 series, “Gettysburg”, “Cold Mountain”, “Lincoln”.



 Lincoln College’s Dr. G. Dennis Campbell Creekside
Outdoor Center for Environmental Education