Mission Statement

Mission Statement

The purpose of the WHS is to collect, preserve, and display items and artifacts that are of historical importance to the people of the Town of Walworth.

General Information

Membership:

Organized 1975 – 1976 with 143 charter members  

Open to anyone interested in preserving our local history (see membership tab)

 

Resources Available:

Computer with scanner. Contains electronic copies of historical information, photos, newsletters, programs, etc.

DLP Projector: makes it possible to show programs on various subjects

Files: Contain paper copies of historical and current information about people, schools, churches, organizations, businesses, etc.  (a listing of files can be found under “For Genealogists and Other Researchers”)

Scrapbooks: Compiled by Anna May, Dorothy Petty, Walworth Chamber of Commerce, Walworth Highway Department and others; contain local, national, and international information and photos. Most scrapbooks are indexed.

Local cemetery records: Digitized by Doug Churchill

 

Collections:

Genealogy: Information about local families

Books by local authors

Framed photos of the last several graduating classes from Walworth High School

Advertising memorabilia from local businesses

Period clothing

 

Current Projects:

Documenting history of houses & businesses in the town and people who lived/worked there

Interviewing long-time residents to capture their memories

Walworth Memories programs: Local citizens meet to recall and discuss topics of Walworth’s past; indexed notes are kept for each session.

 

Meetings:

Held third Monday of March, May, September and November for general public. Includes informative historical programs

Fall open house with special program or theme

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