P.O. Box 255


“From War’s Ashes to the Birth of Lincoln College”

The Elkhart Historical Society announces the first of its Dinner/Lecture Series for 2015, featuring popular speaker and historian Paul Beaver, Professor Emeritus at Lincoln College.

Professor Beaver will present “From War’s Ashes to the Birth of Lincoln College”, which gives insights on the founding of Lincoln University (now Lincoln College), which was the first and only institution named for 
Abraham Lincoln during his lifetime.  

                 When:  Saturday, January 31, at 5:30 p.m. at Horsefeather’s
                 Wildhare Café, 104 Governor Oglesby Street in Elkhart

          Cost: $35 per person includes both the lecture & dinner

                      Reservations:  are required & can be made by calling
 217- 947-2238 ...

or forms may be obtained online by going to this link <-- ...

Forms can also be obtained in Elkhart at either The Country Bumpkin
 103 Governor Oglesby Street or Horsefeathers, across the street.

[Space is limited for this tribute to Abraham Lincoln and for his namesake school, Lincoln College, so make your reservation now.]

Paul J. Beaver

Lincoln College Professor Emeritus

  former curator of Lincoln College Heritage Museum

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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

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


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