Exercising an abundance of caution with the spread of the Covid-19, we will NOT be opening the museum for the season on April 4th as planned.  We will also be canceling our April monthly meeting.  Please take care of yourself and stay tuned for updates!

History of EHS Football

Earlville High School fielded a football team in 1909 and continued for 7 or 8 years.  The sport was picked up again in the fall of 1949 and continued through the fall season of 1979.  Did you know that Earlville didn’t always wear Red and White?  During the 1969-70 football season BLUE pants with a red stripe were introduced along with a white jersey. The blue pants were worn the following year during the 1970-71 season and then discontinued.  Does anyone know the story around the blue pants?


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.  If you wish to purchase one (or  more!), 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!



The Earlville Business Association’s Christmas Festival took place in Dodge Park on Sunday, December 1st, 2020.  There were lots of fun activities for all ages.  Santa made a grand entrance in to town and will greeted children (along with some Museum volunteers who are kids at heart!).  Complimentary photos were taken by Zink Photography. Thanks to all of the EBA volunteers who made this possible!


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