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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...

October 9, 2019

The varied architecture of old homes in Tiskilwa has long fascinated visitors. In a program on Monday, October 14, Jeremy Gassen of the Tiskilwa Inn will share a look at the history, architectural details, and restoration of the structure that houses the Inn. The eveni...

October 4, 2019

On Monday, October 14, Jeremy Gassen of the Tiskilwa Inn will present a program about the history and restoration of this stately home at 155 High Street.  This 1910 photograph, looking south from Main Street, shows the broad lawn in place until the construction of the...

September 5, 2019

To kick off the 2019 fall series of programs presented by Tiskilwa Historical Society the owners of the “Bureau Valley Chief,” John and Ginger Murphy, will offer a glimpse at 163 years of newspapers in Tiskilwa.  The evening starts at 7:00 p.m. at Tiskilwa’s Museum on...

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