Cedarville Area Historical Society
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Historical Society

2014 Programs

Tuesday, May 13, 7:30 p.m. — Memorial Day parade 10 a.m. on Mill St. with 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. picnic lunch at museum after Cedarville Cemetery ceremony.

Monday, May 26 — Memorial Day parade 10 a.m. on Mill St. with 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. picnic lunch at museum after Cedarville Cemetery ceremony.

June and July Friday nights at dusk, free classic movies outdoors at Cedarville Museum.  Inside in event of rain.   Food available.  Bring lawn chair. 

Tuesday, Jun. 19, 7:30 p.m. — Suzy Beggin as the young Jane Addams

Tuesday, Jul. 3, 7:30 p.m. — Gospel singers in opening program of 3 part “Sounds of America” series.

Tuesday, July 24, 7:30 p.m. — Male barbershop quartet in second program of “Sounds of America” series

Tuesday, August 21, 7:30 p.m. — Bluegrass music in final program of “Sounds of America” series

Tuesday, Sep. 18, 7:30 p.m. —  Jim Bade in history of Stephenson County’s Civil War regiment, the 46th Illinois Infantry

Saturday, Sept. 22 — Jane Addams Festival with morning 5K run/walk on Jane Addams Trail. Games, refreshments at museum starting 11 a.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 11 — Evening Christmas sing-a-long and refreshments at museum.  Admission free to all.

2011 Programs

Monday, May 30 — Memorial Day parade 10 a.m. on Mill St. with 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. picnic lunch at museum after Cedarville Cemetery ceremony.

Each June and July Friday evening at dusk, free movie on grounds of Cedarville Museum.  Inside in event of rain.  Refreshments available.  Bring a chair.

Saturday, Jul. 16 — Hour tour by Jim Bade, CAHS president, of oldest part of Cedarville Cemetery.  Brochure provided.  Limited to 20.  Cost $15.

Thursday, Aug. 4 — 7:30 p.m. program by Douglas Dammann, director, Civil War Museum, Kenosha, Wi.

Thursday, Aug. 18 — 7:30 p.m. program by Joyce Slater Johnson, author of two new books on early  black settlers of Stephenson County.

Saturday, Sept. 24 — Jane Addams Festival with morning 5K run/walk on Jane Addams Trail. Games, refreshments at museum starting 11 a.m.

Saturday, Oct. 8 — Repeat of July 16 Cedarville Cemetery tour.

Tuesday, Dec. 13 — Evening Christmas sing-a-long and refreshments at museum.  Admission free to all.

2010 Programs

Sunday, Feb. 7 — Annual meeting andsoup, salad, sandwich lunch at Community Center from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Tuesday, Wednesday, May 18, 19—7:30 p.m. Original musical spoof of 100 years of Cedarville history by the
Mighty Cedarville Players. Admission $5. Refreshments.

Monday, May 31 — Memorial Day parade 10 a.m. on Mill St. with 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. picnic lunch at museum.

Each June and July Friday evening at dusk (unless it rains) free movie on grounds of Cedarville Museum. Refreshments available. Bring a chair.

Saturday, June 26 — Cedarville historic house walk all day. Houses and details to be announced.

Saturday, Sept. 25 — Jane Addams Festival with morning 5K run/walk on Jane Addams Trail. Games, refreshments
at museum starting at 11 a.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 19, 7:30 p.m. — Tales of yesterday from long time Buckeye Township residents. Admission $2
society members, $3 non-members.

Tuesday, Dec. 14 — Evening Christmas sing-a-long and refreshments at museum. Admission free to all.

2009 Programs

The Cedarville Area Historical Society has scheduled fifteen programs for the public in the 2009 season.

The season will open Monday, May 25 with the traditional Memorial Day 10 a.m. parade and ceremony at the Cedarville Cemetery held in cooperation with the American Legion. These events will be followed by the historical society’s 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. picnic at the Cedarville Museum on top of the Second Street hill.

Each Friday evening in June and July —weather permitting — the society will present a free outdoor movie on the grounds of the museum. The nine shows will start at dusk. The films will be projected on a screen
attached to the north exterior wall of the museum. Patrons will be asked to bring their own chairs. Reasonably priced refreshments will be available.
The nine films scheduled for the two months and their dates are:
“Marry Poppins” with Julie Andrews and Dick van Dyke, June 5
“Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein”, June 12
“You Can’t Take It With You” with Jean Arthur and Jimmy Stewart, June 19
“The Three Musketeers” with Gene Kelly and Lana Turner, June 26
“Yankee Doodle Dandy” with James Cagney, July 3
“Hans Christian Andersen” with Danny Kaye, July 10
 “My Man Godfrey” with William Powell and Carole Lombard, July 17
 “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” with Howard Keel and Jane Powell, July 24
“Duck Soup” with the Marx Brothers, July 31

Because of last year’s great success, Cedarville accordionist Bobbie Edler and banjoist Jerry Hastings will return to the museum for a Friday, August 28 performance that will offer the audience a chance to either listen or dance. The show will start at 7:30 p.m. Admission will be $2 for society members; $3 for non-members. Free refreshments will be served.

At 7:30 p.m., Friday, September 11, present and former residents of Scioto Mills, Red Oak and Buena Vista — the three settlements near Cedarville — will tell tales of the past when the areas thrived. Admission will be $2 for society members; $3 for non-members. Free refreshments will be served.

On Saturday, September 19, the society will stage the sixth annual Jane Addams Festival. As in the past, the historical society will sponsor an early morning 5K run and walk on the Jane Addams Trail west of Cedarville. Participants will receive a festival t-shirt and vie for medals in several age and gender groups and a
male and female overall best-time trophy. Later that morning there will be games for the family and a picnic lunch
at the Cedarville Museum.

On Thursday and Friday, October 22 and 23 at 7:30 p.m. in the museum, the Mighty Cedarville Players will present an original musical spoof of 100 years of Cedarville history. This program was originally scheduled for last year but had to be canceled at the last minute. Admission will be $5 because the all-volunteer cast thinks they are worth it. Free refreshments will be served.

2008 Evening Programs

All programs are on a Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in the Cedarville Museum.  Admission is $2 for members, $3 for non-members.  Refreshments are served.

June 17—Suzy Beggin will spin the story of sheep, wool, weaving and the woolen mill industry in Stephenson County.

July 22 — Vickie and Don Franz, Civil War historians, will relate highlights of the famous battles in which Stephenson County men participated.

August 26 — Bobbie Edler, Cedarville accordionist extraordinaire, will entertain with American and ethnic folk songs and selections that showcase her talents.

September 23 — Cedarville’s Jane Goodspeed will present her interpretation of the amazing life of Marcet Haldeman-Julius, niece of Jane Addams.

October 14, 15 — A two-night presentation of a semi-original musical with historical society members and their version of Cedarville history.  Musical Director Carole Bertram on the 1906 Cedarville Museum upright piano.  Special cost $5.

Other events:  Feb. 3, Soup, sandwich, chili lunch; May 26, Memorial Day picnic;  Sept. 20, Jane Addams Festival

The season will close with the December 15 Christmas sing-a-long and refreshments at the museum. Admission will be free to all.


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