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For our first program of the 2023 season on Monday, March 13 at 7:00 p.m., we're pleased and proud to host four Logan students at our Museum on Main. We'd love to have a large crowd there to support and admire their efforts as well as to learn snippets of Tiskilwa's history. The student presenters are Ruby Acker, Hanna Clayborn, Jazzlyn DePauw, Josie Sierens and Kyrstin Arkwright, all from Tiskilwa.

Last fall, Mr. David Gray’s social studies students investigated topics of local interest for research papers. For the past few weeks, the students have been working overtime with Mr. Gray to shape their research into an entertaining and enlightening program by projecting photos while they share historical facts.

Five local students will share images such as this postcard photo of the 1898 depot to illustrate their findings about six local sites.

They will reveal little-known details about six of Tiskilwa’s most familiar sights and sites: Mount Bloom Cemetery, the 1960 watershed project (land dams), Tiskilwa schools of the past, the historic Stevens home (now 140 East), the Museum on Main, and the Rock Island depot.

According to Mr. Gray, “This project is meant to show students that there is history all around them. Hopefully, they gain more appreciation both for local history and for their community.”

Programs at Museum on Main are free of charge and open to the public. This is the first of ten events to be sponsored by the Tiskilwa Historical Society in 2023. Presentations are followed by refreshments and social time in the museum galleries.


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