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    Dec, 16

  • CHRISTMAS ON THE SQUARE

    December 3, 2016

    On December 3rd, 2016 Old School Museum participated in the Annual Christmas on the Square organized by the Winchester Civic Group. The First Methodist Church Choir sang Christmas carols and the museum hosted local vendors sell crafts and goods. Many businesses in the square had raffles and special sales for the occasion, and the Historical […]

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    Apr, 16

  • WINCHESTER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL FIELD TRIPS

    April 7, 2016

    The Winchester Grade School’s 6th grade class has visited the museum in the fall since 2012. At the museum they participate in scavenger hunts and learn about local history. In 2016, the museum created an activity that had students analyze primary sources, like photographs and letters, from the museum.

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  • 08

    Oct, 15

  • SHERLOCK HOLMES – ROBERT SEIFERT

    October 8, 2015

    Old School Museum hosted a performance entitled “My Life and Times: An Evening with Sherlock Holmes” presented by Robert Seufert. The performance began at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 8, 2015. Sherlock Holmes has become one of the world’s most beloved fictional characters. Since his creation in the 1880s by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Holmes […]

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    Apr, 15

  • ILLINOIS HUMANITIES – WALT WHITMAN

    April 18, 2015

    Old School Museum will proudly present Walt Whitman’s Lincoln, a program produced in part by the Illinois Humanities Council and featuring esteemed storyteller and actor Brian “Fox” Ellis. In this presentation Brian “Fox” Ellis re-creates one of the lectures that Whitman delivered annually on Lincoln’s birthday after his death. These lectures interspersed commentary on the […]

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    Apr, 13

  • STEPHEN DOUGLAS BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION – IMPERSONATOR

    April 21, 2013

    On April 21st 2013, Old School Museum hosted the 200th birthday commemoration of Stephen A. Douglas, one of Winchester’s earliest and most famous residents. Douglas re-enactor Gary DeClue told the story of Douglas’ life, exhibiting the mannerisms and booming voice of the reknown orator. Historian Mike Taylor gave a presentation on the importance of the […]

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    Jul, 10

  • GRAND OPENING

    July 3, 2010

    Old School Museum held it’s Grand Opening on July 3rd, 2010. Mayor, David Newman, addressed the crowd and proclaimed that the day would be “Old School Museum Day” to honor the hard work and dedication of Andy and Tricia Wallace in restoring this local landmark. The event welcomed over 100 visitors and spurred many memories […]

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