THE BATAVIA HISTORIAN

Volume Twenty-Seven

No. 2

 

                              

June 1986


 

COME ONE!   COME ALL!  BRING A FRIEND!

 

DATE:            SUNDAY, JUNE 22, 1986

TIME:            2:00 to 4:00 pm

PLACE:          DEPOT MUSEUM, lower level


 

PROGRAM

 

Mr. Lee Moorehead, a new Batavia resident, and student of Lincoln lore, will speak on “the meaning of Abraham Lincoln in American History.

 

”Mr. Moorehead is presently Parish Minister of the United Methodist Church in Naperville. His previous ministry was in Madison, Wis. He and Mrs. Moorehead are looking forward to retirement years in a homo they purchased in Breton Manor here in Batavia.

 

During the summer of 1985 Mr. Moorehead led a three-day Abraham Lincoln Study seminar to Springfield and New Salem, with 36 participants, including two couples from Batavia. It is good to know that Mr. Moorehead to vitally interested in Batavia Historical Society.

 


BOARD MEETING

 

Many things were discussed at a recent meeting of the Board, including an update on the "COFFIN BANK." Dave Sawitoski gave a fine, detailed report on the progress of moving and restoring this old Bank building, plus the committee's plans on making it always available for public viewing.

 


MUSEUM DISPLAY

 

 

Carla Hill, Museum Curator, has prepared an interesting display concerning the history and uses of kites.

 


OUR THANKS

 

Thanks to the volunteers who willingly give of their time and friendliness to host the Museum. Thanks to Bob Swanson for donating the gavel used by the Green Pheasant Athletic Assn.Thanks to Ruth Burnham for donating a copy of the Congregational Church 150th Anniversary Directory.

 


IN MEMORY

 

The death of Augie Mier brings memories of a very special person. In Batavia, he has served as Postmaster and Assessor. He has been Soldier, Collector (especially of Indian artifacts), Historian, Gardener, Scholar. Everything he did he did well. He was a member of the Batavia Historical Society.

 

Articles from his collections will be seen at the Museum at some future date.

 

We pay tribute to the memory of one of Batavia's outstanding citizens.