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Monroe County History Museum

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724 Elaine Dr.
Waterloo, IL 62298 United States
618-939-5008 https://www.monroecountyhistorymuseum.org/

September 2018

Historical Fashion Show

September 15, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Monroe County History Museum, 724 Elaine Dr.
Waterloo, IL 62298 United States
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A Historical Fashion Show and Tea with Foods Across the 20th Century will be presented at the Monroe County History Museum in Waterloo this Saturday, Sept. 15, at 12:30 p.m.  “Fashions that made History and the History that made the Fashions” will be presented by Carol Harmon of Edwardsville. She will be bringing antique and vintage garments from 1900-2000, which will be modeled by young ladies from the local schools. Models scheduled to be on the runway include Chelsea Hooker,…

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October 2018

“A Museum? A Dream Becomes a Reality!”

October 27, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Monroe County History Museum, 724 Elaine Dr.
Waterloo, IL 62298 United States
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“A Museum? A Dream Becomes a Reality!” will be presented at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 27, by Norma Reheis at the Monroe County History Museum, 724 Elaine Drive, Waterloo, to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the museum’s 2008 grand opening. Her presentation will cover the work put into making the museum a reality, from the 3,500-item collection donated by Edd and Violet Kueker to the construction that involved scores of volunteers and donated items.

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April 2019

Public Archaeology | Monroe County History Museum

April 13, 2019 @ 1:30 pm
Monroe County History Museum, 724 Elaine Dr.
Waterloo, IL 62298 United States
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April 13, 2019,1:30 P.M. - "Public Archaeology: One Volunteer's Perspective" by Sedona Kolmer, a senior at Waterloo High School. Sedona will be sharing experiences from her twelve years of volunteering in archaeology as well as the opportunities and rewards her investment of time has provided. She plans to attend college and continue in the field to discover where archaeology will be take her in the future. Her program will be held in the Monroe County History Museum's Allscheid-Metzger Gallery located…

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June 2019

Finding Local Historical Sites with Dowsing | Monroe County History Museum

June 23, 2019 @ 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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July 2019

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

July 13, 2019 @ 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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August 2019

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

August 15, 2019 @ 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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October 2019

It Was a Crime to be a German | History Museum of Monroe County

October 5, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Monroe County History Museum, 724 Elaine Dr.
Waterloo, IL 62298 United States
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October 5, 2019, 1:30 P.M. - "It Was a Crime to be a German" by Barbara Kay. Historical actor Barbara Kay will portray her great-grandmother, Margaret May, a resident of southern Illinois who saw and felt anti-German hysteria a century ago. She will illustrate her presentation with photographs, newspaper headlines, and editorial cartoons of the time. Through her first-person, costumed portrayal, she will bring the struggles of World War l-era German Illinoisans to life and will engage audiences with questions…

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November 2019

A Bed Turning | History Museum of Monroe County

November 3, 2019 @ 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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