P.O. Box 255

The village of Elkhart is celebrating autumn with an ...


OLD-FASHION Country Fair


October 10th

9 to 5 pm


Events ...


8:00   Vintage cars, antique tractors, fire engine and new 
          emergency services vehicle - all will be on display
          throughout the day.


          Breakfast, snacks and treats will be available for those
                 arriving early to set up


9:00   Start of festival.

          Vintage Market open next to Route 66 Model Car
                Racing Venue (in the old bakery premise)

          Indian artifacts and points (Village Hall)

          All the shops & eateries will be open

9:30   Owl painting project in library  (11X14 acrylic
               painting on stretched canvas)

9:30    Elkhart Historical Society tour  (approx. Ĺ hour tour
                   around village)

11:00  Pet costume parade - in front of Bird Song Books
                and Vintage

11 - 3   Chapel tours

11:30   Elkhart Historical Society tour

12 - 3  Live band

12:00 - 2  Cemetery walking tours from 12 to 2 pm

           Leaf stenciling art project in Village Hall (both kids
                 and adults)

1:00    Story time at the library

1:00     Elkhart Historical Society tour

1:30     Kidís chalk drawing (on Gov. Oglesby St

2:00     Kidís pumpkin decorating project  (on Gov. Oglesby

2:30     Elkhart Historical Society tour

3:00    Fiddle fest recital  (the weather will dictate the location
                   and it will be announced)

4:00    Best autumn pie contest (prizes given)  Inside

4:30    Roll call of the days events and prize winners

          Henry Gerding presentation

          Grand finale with parade around the village led by
          the fire truck to be followed by all the vintage cars


For more information phone Andrea Niehaus at 947 2100 

Registration Forms  (due Oct. 3)  <-- click here



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Midwest Living Review

by Karen Sorensen

Thanks to a geographic anomaly created during the Ice Age, Elkhart Hill becomes a stunning sea of bluebells every spring that visitors can tour on just two or three Saturdays in April

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P O Box 255, Elkhart, IL  62634


Dear Members & Friends,

       Our membership continues to be a blessing to us, and allows us to help protect things of value to the community.  We regularly participate in Elkhart events as we

 consider it an important part of being a part of this wonderful village.   Your membership dues and contributions are vital to our efforts. Simply stated, we couldnít do

 much without your support.   If you have never been a member, please consider joining, and receiving a free calendar.  If you donít want to be a member, please consider

 buying a calendar and receiving a free membership.  We also would welcome help in our research and development area for future dinner lectures and calendars, and would

 also welcome anyone willing to serve on our board.  Please call 217 947 2238.  We wish you and your families a joyous New Year filled with happiness!

Gillette Ransom            Lisa Pasquesi            Steve & Kathy Thornton           Bob & Lynne Neal          Rob & Sarah Wilson          Ann Anderson 


To reserve space for a dinner lecture or walk for a group of six or more you may call 217.947.2238 prior to the reservation date noted on the web site.

 Payment will be accepted early for groups of 6+.  Upon confirmation of the reservation, payment must be received by EHS

within SEVEN DAYS or the reservation confirmation date or the tickets will be released.


    Web Site:             http://www.elkharthistoricalsociety.org

Email:    Rob Wilson:     jrwsound@gmail.com

Village of Elkhart:   www.elkhartillinois.us

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