Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Where History Is Happening

Granville Cemetery Walk
Sunday, September 12
1 pm - 3 pm
Learn about local characters of the past at the Putnam County Historical Society's annual cemetery walk 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 12 at the Granville Cemetery.
Cemetery walks offer a glimpse into the past and a closer look at those who helped shape local history. During this free program, groups will be escorted through the cemetery to visit historic grave sites including those of Hawthorne, Whitaker, Ware, Hopkins, Kessler, Hartman and Naumann.

Boy Scout Exhibit in Aurora
Until September 11
12 pm - 4 pm
On My Honor: Celebrating 100 Years of Boy Scouting is now open until September 11! Come visit it at the David L. Pierce Art and History Center, 20 E. Downer Place, Wednesday - Friday 12-4pm. Open Saturday, September 4 and 11th as well. Admission is FREE!

Rockford's Tinker Swiss Cottage Recruitment Fair

Thursday, September 23
5:00 pm -7:00 pm
Come and visit Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum and Gardens and learn about the variety of volunteer opportunities that are available, from leading tours, to helping in the gift shop, to helping plan and create Tinker's Heirloom gardens.

Garfield Farm Museum's Archeology Program
September 22 -26
Registrations are now being taken for individuals who wish to help with the historic archaeology excavation. September's two week session will begin September 22 - 26 and 29 through October 4. Volunteers will be working alongside college and graduate school archaeology students. Volunteers 14 - 17 years of age may participate with parent permission. Younger students accompanied by a parent or guardian may also participate.

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