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17th Annual Earlville Cruise Night

If you’re looking for a fun trip down Memory Lane, plan on coming out for the 17th Annual Cruise Night in downtown Earlville!  This event brings everyone out into the streets after a LONG winter, and, at the same time, takes us back to those days when there was a business in every storefront and the community was buzzing!  The Museum is always open throughout the evening and welcomes lots of visitors.  Will you be one of them this year?  See you on May 18th!!!

2019 EHS Alumni Meeting

The 128th meeting of the EHS Alumni Association is being planned for Saturday, June 8th, 2019!  It’s time to contact your classmates and plan a reunion along with attending the festivities at the high school.  This year the event is being held in the WEST gymnasium and will feature “finger foods” rather than an entire meal.  While you and your friends are in town, we hope that you will continue to renew your memories with a visit to the Museum.

2019 Membership Drive!

It’s that time of year again!  Time to renew your membership if you are an Annual Member.  It’s also time to encourage your friends and relatives to consider joining the Earlville Community Historical Society.  Your memberships, donations and support of our fundraisers make it possible to keep the Museum open and filled with great memories of Earlville’s past.  Membership forms are available on this site.  $15/year for an Annual (renewable) membership and $150 for a Lifetime (non-renewable) membership.  We’d love to have you join us!

American Legion Restores Monument

WRC Monument – Precinct Cemetery

Our local American Legion Post recently took on the project of having the Civil War monument in Precinct Cemetery repaired and reconditioned.  The monument was erected by the Women’s Relief Corps in 1896 “In Memory of Our Unreturned Soldiers.”  It is located in the center of the military circle on the west side of the cemetery.  The Legion discovered that the large ball on the top had actually rotated over the years!  After a little investigation they found an article that was featured in Ripley’s Believe It or Not (1929) that documented the same mysterious rotation in a similar stone in Marion, Ohio.

The Earlville Community Historical Society will also be working with the Precinct Cemetery Board in the spring to revitalize the entrance to the cemetery.