Local organizations come together to preserve Batavia’s rich history

Tue April 3, 2018

BATAVIA, IL – Batavia is home to many organizations that are dedicated to preserving and celebrating the unique qualities of the city and are working together to bring an amazing week of preservation-minded events to the public April 22-28. During Preservation Week, the public can select from a variety of programs being offered throughout the community. Learn more about family heirlooms and how to preserve them, choose from two unique Batavia walking tours, or even add your family’s story to Batavia’s collected history at the Depot Museum. 

Sunday, April 22 – Antiques Appraisal Fair
At the Lodge at Laurelwood (800 N. River Street) from 1-4pm, $10 per item or 3 for $25
Get your tickets online
Presented by the Batavia Historical Society

Monday, April 23 – Preserving Family Heirlooms Program
At the Batavia Public Library, 7 pm, free
Register online through the Library or call 630-879-1393 #2
Presented by the Batavia Public Library

Tuesday, April 24 – Dating Photography through Clothing
At the Lodge at Laurelwood (800 N. River Street), 6 pm, $10
Register online through the Park District, or call 630-879-5235
Presented by the Batavia Park District 

Wednesday, April 25 – Downtown Properties Historical Walking Tour 
Meet at Waterstreet Studios, 5 pm, $8
Register online or call (630) 761-3528
Presented by the Batavia Main Street 

Thursday, April 26 – Antebellum Houses in Batavia 
At the Bartholomew Room at the Batavia Civic Center, 7 pm, $5
Register online or pay at the door |Presented by the Preservation Partners of the Fox Valley 

Saturday, April 28 – Batavia Memories Preservation Project
At the Bartholomew Room at the Batavia Civic Center, 10-1 pm, free
Register online and reserve your timeslot, or call 630-406-5274
Presented by the Batavia Depot Museum and Burnham Creative Group

Saturday, April 28 – Walking tour of East Side Homes
Meet at the Northeast Corner of Wilson and Van Buren Streets, 2 pm, $5
Register online or pay at the door
Presented by the Preservation Partners of the Fox Valley 

For more information about Preservation Week or the participating organizations, please contact Depot Museum staff by calling 630-406-5274 or visit bataviahistoricalsociety.org

 

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