Upcoming Elkhart Historical Society events
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[June 30, 2012]
The Elkhart Historical Society's lecture season continues at the
Wild Hare Café with a July 13 program on "The Last Farm Boy," Paul
Beaver's popular memoir of life on the farm and in Logan County in
the 1940s and '50's.
People attending can share a July farm supper with fried chicken,
freshly picked produce and "mouthwatering pies" for dessert. Then
listen to the author as he shares his entertaining, nostalgic and
often humorous stories of life on the farm and in Logan County. The
lecture will be enhanced with PowerPoint. His book was published in
The evening will begin at 5:30. There is limited seating and the
cost is $25.
The next dinner lecture in the series will be on Aug. 17, when
Dennis Campbell, science professor at Lincoln College, presents
"Elephants in Lincoln ... The Mammoth Discovery." Campbell is a master
storyteller. The historical society says his lecture on bats in the
fall of 2011 left the audience asking for more. This lecture will be
evening entertainment for the "dog days of summer."
This event is also at the Wild Hare in Elkhart and begins at 5:30
p.m. The cost is $25 per person.
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On Sept. 9, the Elkhart Historical Society will present "An
Enchanted Evening at the Cro'Hurst Mansion." This will be an evening
of music, food and drink on Elkhart Hill. The organizers report that
guests last year "enjoyed an unforgettable evening," described as
"the perfect way to say goodbye to summer." The event is from 5 to 8
p.m., and tickets are $30 per person.
Reservations are being accepted for all these events. Call
217-947-2238 for reservations, then go to the website
www.elkharthistoricalsociety.org to download a reservation form.
Forms may also be picked up at Horsefeathers in Elkhart.
[Text from file received from
Abraham Lincoln Tourism Bureau of