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June 2019

Finding Local Historical Sites with Dowsing | Monroe County History Museum

June 23 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Monroe County History Museum, 724 Elaine Dr.
Waterloo, IL 62298 United States
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June 23, 2019, 1:30 P.M. - "Finding Local Historical Sites with Dowsing" by Dylane Doerr. The art of dowsing or witching is an old method used to locate water sources for wells. Dowsing is now being used to locate early underground structures such as burial grounds like Miles Cemetery and forts like the early Fort de Chartres and other forts in Monroe and Randolph County. Doerr is currently dowsing to learn more about the location of Moore's Tannery and Mill…

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Historic Maeystown — 1989-2019 | Monroe County History Museum

June 29 @ 1:30 pm
Monroe County History Museum, 724 Elaine Drive
Waterloo, IL 62298 United States
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June 29, 2019, 1:30 P.M. -"Changes Come to Historic Maeystown ... 1989-2019"by David Braswell in the Monroe County History Museum's Allscheid-Metzger Gallery. Driving around Maeystown it may seem that not much has changed over the years ... and the locals like it that way. But restoration of many of the 1800's historic buildings in the last thirty years has brought new life to the village in the form of tourism. Come see what has changed and what has not as…

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July 2019

You Don’t Have to Leave Monroe County to Find Greatness | Monroe County History Museum

July 13 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Monroe County History Museum, 724 Elaine Dr.
Waterloo, IL 62298 United States
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July 13, 2019,1:30 P.M. - "You Don't Have to Leave Monroe County to Find Greatness" by Mike Kish. Monroe County has an interesting geological and historical past! Why did the Territory and State of Illinois begin in our area? Without leaving Monroe County, you can spend a family day visiting historical sites, hiking, and finding your roots. A slide presentation and an itinerary will help you learn your past and plan your own trip if you like. Mike Kish, ICS…

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1858 St. Louis Steamboat Disaster | Monroe County History Museum

July 20 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Monroe County History Museum, 724 Elaine Drive
Waterloo, IL 62298 United States
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July 20, 2019, 1:30 P.M. - "1858 Steamboat Disaster in St. Louis" by Jan Wenk". She will present a program on the race and subsequent disaster that involved the Ocean Spray Steamboat and the steamboat engineer, her ancestor. Jan Wenk, a genealogist with 30 years of experience, is the Monroe County Illinois Genealogical Society President. The program will be presented in the Monroe County History Museum's Allscheid-Metzger Gallery located at 724 Elaine Drive, Waterloo, IL 62298.

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August 2019

History of the Bud Light Brigade | History Museum of Monroe County

August 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Monroe County History Museum, 724 Elaine Dr.
Waterloo, IL 62298 United States
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August 15, 2019, 7:30 P.M. - "The Bud Light Brigade - 35 Years and Still Going Strong!" Dennis Knobloch will take you marching through the history of The Bud Light Brigade - the group that has been entertaining crowds for the benefit of others for 35 years. Long before this group comes into view, their familiar musical sound can be heard for blocks along the parade route. This presentation will also include a performance by The Band Room Brass, one…

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September 2019

The Grand Army of the Republic and the American Legion’s 100th Anniversary | History Museum of Monroe County

September 8 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Monroe County History Museum, 724 Elaine Drive
Waterloo, IL 62298 United States
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September 8,2019,1:30 P.M. - "Remembering the Grand Army of the Republic and Celebrating the American Legion's 100th Anniversary" by Ron & Mary Ann Hagenow. The Grand Army of the Republic was organized by Union officers and the Jacob E Gauen Post 563 was chartered in Waterloo in 1886. Find out how Jacob Gauen came to Waterloo and his relationship to another famous Waterloo figure. Waterloo's involvement in WWI, the founding of the American Legion in 1919 and the history of…

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November 2019

A Bed Turning | History Museum of Monroe County

November 3 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Monroe County History Museum, 724 Elaine Dr.
Waterloo, IL 62298 United States
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Nov. 3, 2019,1:30 P.M., "Lohrberg-Mueth Sixth Generation of Quilt Makers will do a Bed Turning" presented by the Wittenauer Sisters (Diane Mollet, Pearl Braun, Donna Mensing, Debra Osterhage, Lisa Wittenauer and Linda Mathews) in the Monroe County History Museum's Allscheid-Metzger Gallery located at 724 Elaine Drive, Waterloo, IL 62298

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