Friday, March 10, 2006

Learn more about local history!

Each month, Patty Mosher, the library's archivist writes a article about local history using the library's archival materials for Off the Shelf, the library's newsletter. In the past year, she has written articles about local inventor and industrialist, Gustav Wenzelmann; the "daring" 1879 bank robbery of the Farmers and Mechanics Bank; 1905 Thanksgiving festivities; the history of the Custer Hotel; and many other topics. The articles are always full of interesting and often little known local details!

Off the Shelf is available at the library and via the library's website.


At 2:42 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Patty--You write a really interesting column in the library newsletter!

At 3:55 PM, OpenID said...

I was looking for the founding of churches in Galesburg. I know that Central organized on Feb 25, 1837, and First Baptist on Jan 15, 1848. Is there any other churches that formed prior to First Baptist, or is it the second oldest church in Galesburg

At 3:42 AM, Anonymous said...

Have you written anything about the Gale Family in Galesburg or do you have any information regarding this?

At 1:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am looking for any information on the old Francis House building. I was told that it was built for the Sisters when St. Mary's was built. Is this true? Do you have any other information on the history of this building?


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