Author: Gene Bavis

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 – 11/18/17 0

Updates to Walworth History Documents pages – 11/18/17

We have added new stories and reorganized the page called Historical Documents, Articles, Stories, etc.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...

October 2017 New Content has been added 0

October 2017 New Content has been added

We have added the July 2017 & September 2017 Newsletters to our Past Newsletters page. Under Recent Events you can see photos of our September 2017 meeting with Michael Harland as guest speaker.  Also added were photos...

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...

Newsletter update as of June 2017 0

Newsletter update as of June 2017

We have added the March 2017 issue of the Walworth Historical Society Newsletter to our Newsletter Archives here on the website. It contains 10 pages of photos and interesting stories and articles.  Among those...