The 2020 ECHS Calendars are now on sale!  Take a trip down Memory Lane or learn something that you didn’t know about our community.  As usual, the calendar is chock-full of vintage pictures of people and places in Earlville.  They sell for $15 each and can be purchased at Sandy’s Shear Magic, First State Insurance, The Barber Shop or at the Museum (during usual business hours).  If you are not in the area and wish to have one sent to you, contact us by mail (ECHS, PO Box 683, Earlville 60518) or via email at earlville.history@yahoo.com.  There is a $2 per calendar charge for shipping.  These  make great Christmas gifts but are in limited supply and go fast – so get your order in now!


Two of our downtown businesses are celebrating anniversaries in 2019!

Sandy Cox of Sandy’s Shear Magic is celebrating 30 years in her downtown location (although she’s been in business a bit longer than that!).  Her shop is located at 127 W Railroad St. in Earlville.  Sandy is an active member of the Earlville Business Association.

Stacy Grey of The Barber Shop is celebrating 10 years of business at 121 S Ottawa St.

Both ladies are active in community events and are great supporters of Earlville.  Thank you for your contributions and congratulations to both!!


ECHS is looking for photos of storefronts of the business district from 1950-1990.  If you, your parent, or your grandparent owned a business during that time we’d love to scan a copy (better yet, if the owner of the store is in the picture, that would be great)!  We are also looking for pictures of: Maple Leaf Lake; the front of the Lyric Theatre; and any old houses in town, please contact us via our email at:  earlville.history@yahoo.com


Clubhouse 1950sIn the midst of the Great Depression, forty men including businessmen, doctors, farmers, laborers and retirees initiated the effort to build a 3-hole golf course in 1928.  By spring of the following year enough money had been raised to build 9 holes.  The course was completed by 1931 as a result of the perseverance and dedication of the board, support of the community and generous donation by Ralph Dodge at the time of his death.  The Earlville County Club has been a hidden gem in our community for years and it continues to provide fun and challenge for golfers today.


Our first-ever Quarter Auction Fundraiser at the Mendota Moose Club was held on June 13th.  There was a huge Earlville presence which made for a fun night!  The Moose reported to us that this was one of the largest and more profitable fundraisers that they have hosted.  The Historical Society thanks the many volunteers who donated baskets, food items or worked at the event.  The money raised was used to repair our chairlift to the second floor.  We’ve asked to be included on the schedule in June again next year so stay tuned for details closer to that time!