Meetings & Programs

2017 MEETINGS AND EVENTS

In 2017 We commemorate the 110th anniversary of the “Stone Block Fire” which destroyed much of the downtown of Rockton.  Each month our program will feature some aspect of “Fire”.

Monday, January 23, 6:00, Annual Soup Supper, featuring Firehouse Chili (and more)

February, No Meeting, Unless we need to postpone Soup Supper from January due to weather concerns.

Monday, March 27, 7:00, Focus on some of the early settlers of Rockton

Thursday, April 6, see Events page for Special Program

Monday, April 24, 7:00, Rockton’s Fiery History, Power Point presentation

Sunday, May 7, 1:00-4:00 , WAGON WHEEL DAY, Wagon Wheel historian Gary Glaser will highlight the “Fires of the Wagon Wheel”

Monday, May 22, 6:00  ANNUAL RHUBARB FEST Change of location: Rockton Community Center, 302 W. Main St., Rockton

Monday, June 26,  7:00, Walking Tour of Main Street, Firehouse

Monday, July 24, 7:00,   Fire Fighting in Rockton through the years, presented by the Rockton Fire Department at the Firehouse on Blackhawk Blvd.

Monday, August 28 7:00,  Visit to the Bates Sesquicentennial Farm, how fires affected this farm family, Members Only

Monday, September 25, 7:00,  Member Show and Tell, Fire related artifacts (and other items)

Monday, October 30, 7:00, The “Stone Block Fire” of 1907, presented by Stephen G. Balsley, Attorney  (Note, this is a change to the last Monday of Oct.)

November, NO MEETING

Saturday, December 2, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm,  ANNUAL CHRISTMAS BAKE SALE

Monday, December 4, 7:00 CHRISTMAS PARTY & ELECTION OF OFFICERS at the Carriage House Museum.