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 To be held at the Rockton Fire Protection Dist. station meeting room on Blackhawk Blvd. CHANGE OF PLANS: MEETING TO BE HELD AT THE MUSEUM AS USUAL
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.