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Elkhart  Historical  Society
Elkhart, Illinois

March 2009 The view from Elkhart Hill  - "A town of enduring character at the crossroads of history" 
by Rick Wade

feb 12, 201 Elkhart Hill - "Little Town on the Prairie"

 

Spring 

Elkhart's 'Celebrate Spring!' - unique shopping opportunities
April Elkhart's 'Celebrate Spring!' - special events
April Music recital scheduled for Elkhart's 'Celebrate Spring!'

October

2nd Talk on South Africa
December 23rd Annual Christmas Candle Light Performance
State of Society Annual State of Elkhart Historical Society Newsletter
New 2014 Annual Historical Elkhart Calendar

 

 

 

 

 

 

Previous Events

State of the Society
  Please take a moment to read about the Elkhart Historical Society’s 2011 achievements!
< click here for the "State of Society" mission statement >

 

circa 1915
 Elkhart bridge gets layer of protection

 
Old Elkhart bridge gains new support

Bridge Construction Inventory (2011)

St. John's Chapel - Elkhart Cemetery

1890 St. John The Baptist Chapel

Old Episcopalian Chapel

The Route 66 town of Elkhart, Illinois (Logan County) is the home of the 1915 John P. Gillett Memorial Bridge.  The solid concrete bridge was included in Landmarks
Illinois' 2005 "Ten Most Endangered Historic Places" in an Illinois listing.  The Elkhart Historical Society was responsible for the preservation and restoration
of the arch bridge, and it is now considered stabilized.  The bridge is located on County Road 10, just east of downtown Elkhart.