Meetings, Programs & Events

2019 MEETINGS AND EVENTS

Monday, January 28, 6:00, Annual Soup Supper

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

Monday, March 25, 7:00, Pioneer Lives in Letters, the Mack Family, Linda Sonneson RTHS Mack Historian

Monday, April 22, 7:00, Saving the Robert Cross Homestead, Roscoe Township, Elizabeth Lindquist & Bernard Sunstedt

Roscoe Township Historical Society is taking on the challenge of saving the home of Robert Cross, one of the town’s founding fathers.  The Greek Revival home built of locally made brick is located on Hononegah Rd. in Roscoe and will be restored as the Roscoe Township Museum.  Join us and learn the history of the Cross family and the plans for restoration.

Sunday, May 5, 1:00-4:00 , WAGON WHEEL DAY, presented by Wagon Wheel historian Gary Glaser

Monday, May 20, 6:00 pm -?  ANNUAL RHUBARB FEST Bake Sale

NEW LOCATION  for Rhubarb  Fest – Prince of Peace Church, 2336 Freeport Rd., Rt. 75, Rockton

Monday, June 24,  7:00, The Archaeology of Macktown, Dr. Rochelle Lurie – Archaeologist

Monday, July 22, 7:00,   History of the Trask Bridge Picnics, Jack Crandall – Trask Bridge Picnic Historian

Monday, August 26 7:00,  A Gangster Came to Town – Baby Face Nelson, Video Presentation

Monday, September 23, 7:00,  Victorian Mourning Customs, Sharon Atkins

Friday & Saturday, October 18 & 19 (details to follow)                              Our biggest Trash to Treasure sale ever, including lots and lots of next to new Christmas décor.

Monday, October 28, 7:00, Bates Family History presented by Judy Bates         Artifacts, stories, and a connection to a major WWII event.

November, SPECIAL EVENT, Sunday, November 10, 1:00 ,                     WWII Women’s Ambulance Service presented by Mary Rose Fillip, volunteer for Veterans Memorial Hall, Rockford

ANNUAL CHRISTMAS BAKE SALE  Details to Follow

Monday, December 2, 7:00 CHRISTMAS PARTY & ELECTION OF OFFICERS at the Carriage House Museum.