P.O. Box 255


9 May, 2015 New HeraldNews:  Getting back to nature and history on Elkhart Hill



    The Elkhart Historical Society announces the dinner/lecture, “The Life and Times of Logan County Mammals”, by Dr. Dennis Campbell, at 5:30 p.m., on Saturday June 6, 2015, at the WildHare Café in Elkhart.  Reservations should be made by calling 217 947 2238, and the dinner menu and order form can be downloaded here.<-- Res Form

    Dr. Campbell’s  talk will cover three major time periods from far gone eras when wooly mammoths and perhaps an occasional sabre tooth tiger roamed, to the 1800’s during Abraham Lincoln’s life, when not only wolves but an occasional timber rattlers could visit.  The final era is now and what still remains and may in fact be returning  to the wilds of Logan County.   

    Dr. Campbell, who has taught at Lincoln College for twenty-two years offering courses in both life and earth sciences, holds bachelor and master degrees from Texas Tech University and a doctorate in zoology from the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia.   He is also the director of the Creekside Center for Environmental Education, a new offering through Lincoln College’s Biology Department.



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

AND - dine at WildhareCafe




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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 couldn’t do

 much without your support.   If you have never been a member, please consider joining, and receiving a free calendar.  If you don’t 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

NEW Exploring Tourism in Logan County Web site: www.explorelogancounty.com