May 22, 2020

At the gravesites of veterans, bright American flags wave in the breezes on the hills surrounding Tiskilwa. Last week, volunteers placed flags at Mount Bloom Cemetery, St. Mary’s Cemetery south of the village, and Old St. Mary’s Cemetery, two miles west of town.

On Mond...

May 22, 2020

With a heavy heart, the Tiskilwa Historical Society Board has decided to cancel our 2020 Summer Festival (the former Artisan & Strawberry Festival) originally scheduled for Saturday, June 13th. 

With the current state restrictions, we feel it is the safest decision to k...

May 11, 2020

Following guidelines from the CDC and Governor Pritzker which strongly advise against large summer events amid the COVID-19 crisis, the Tiskilwa Historical Society has canceled its special events scheduled for May, June, and July.  The one exception will be a videotape...

March 3, 2020

As a little girl, Connie Boswell [Martin] was fascinated with her mother’s stories of their family’s heritage and details of her ancestors’ long road to freedom. Beginning at 7:00 p.m. Monday evening, March 9, at Tiskilwa’s Museum on Main, Connie will share the signifi...

February 5, 2020

As winter drags on, folks with cabin fever can find a warm and cheerful place of refuge at one of Tiskilwa’s museums this weekend.  The new Gallery on Galena (just south of the tracks) will be open every first Saturday from 10:00 to 1:00.  As always, the Museum on Main...

December 3, 2019

With Main Street lined with cheerful Christmas trees, the holiday spirit is in the air just in time for Tiskilwa’s annual “Country Christmas” on Saturday, December 7.  Several organizations and businesses will host special events throughout the morning and early aftern...

November 28, 2019

The Bureau County community is invited to walk Tiskilwa on Saturday, December 7, and catch the spirit during its annual “Country Christmas.”  The Tiskilwa Historical Society is again spearheading the celebration as the town stirs up holiday cheer. All along Main Street...

November 1, 2019

The Tiskilwa Historical Society’s annual program, Salute to Veterans, falls exactly on Veterans Day this year, at 7:00 in the Museum on Main.  Mike Johnson of Princeton will focus on the participation of local doughboys in World War I as well as America’s efforts to re...

October 24, 2019

Adding to a generous tradition established by the Tiskilwa High School Class of 1962, this year’s THS 50th Anniversary class made a hefty donation to the Historical Society’s Building Fund. Their donation was immediately put to use at the Society’s new Gallery on Galen...

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