Author: Gene Bavis

Website Update 1/23/18 0

Website Update 1/23/18

We try to add something new at least once a month, so please come visit us on a regular basis.  The most recent update was the November 2017 Newsletter being added to Past Newsletters.  Highlights...

Winter Hours 0

Winter Hours

Things slow down during the winter months at the Walworth Historical Society, BUT we are available for researchers and other visitors BY APPOINTMENT. If you would like to schedule an appointment, please contact WHS...

Updates to Walworth History Documents pages – 12/21/17 0

Updates to Walworth History Documents pages – 12/21/17

We have added new stories and reorganized the page called Historical Documents, Articles, Stories, etc. related to Walworth History.  Most of the items on this page are stories that have appeared in previous newsletters.  We...

Walworth Memories – Sunday, 4/8/18 – “The Role of Churches in Our Community” 0

Walworth Memories – Sunday, 4/8/18 – “The Role of Churches in Our Community”

On Sunday, April 8 at 2 PM the Walworth Historical Society will host a “roundtable” program beginning at 2 PM.  Moderated by Town Historian, Gene Bavis, we will ask you to share your memories...

March 19, 2018 – Program will be “Whatsits” 0

March 19, 2018 – Program will be “Whatsits”

We have done this sort of program in the past, but it’s been a while.  “Whatsit” is a cute little ditty meaning “What Is It?”  We find objects that are not common in today’s...

November 2017 Newsletter sent 0

November 2017 Newsletter sent

The Walworth Historical Society’s November newsletter has been mailed/emailed to members. Some highlights are: The upcoming program on 11/20 about the history of the Grange (some background) “The Mystery of the Gravestone” Announcement of...

Special Program ADDED to WHS schedule – Sunday, 11/12/17 – Erie Canal 0

Special Program ADDED to WHS schedule – Sunday, 11/12/17 – Erie Canal

This year is the 200th anniversary of the first shovel of dirt to build the Erie Canal. That took place in Rome, NY on July 4, 1817. To celebrate this event, I will be...

Canaltown Chorale to Sing at the Walworth Historical Society on October 8, 2017 0

Canaltown Chorale to Sing at the Walworth Historical Society on October 8, 2017

On Sunday, October 8, 2017 the Walworth Historical Society will hold it’s annual Fall Open House at the WHS Museum on Academy Street from 2 PM until 4 PM.  Each year we try to...

Joyce VanHaneghem, 3/1/31 – 7/8/17 0

Joyce VanHaneghem, 3/1/31 – 7/8/17

Lifelong Walworth resident and WHS member, Joyce VanHaneghem passed away on July 8.  Our sympathies to her family and friends.  She was interviewed in our March 2016 Newsletter.  That story is found here on...

July 21 & 22 – Walworth Festival in the Park & Parade 0

July 21 & 22 – Walworth Festival in the Park & Parade

As always, the Walworth Historical Society will participate in the Walworth Festival in the Park and Parade.  We’ll have a display in the park on Friday and Saturday and we’ll have a float in...