Steve Beeaker

Christmas Walk 2015

 

Steve Beeaker, Treasurer of the Clarendon Hills Historical Society, passed away at age 89 on May 20, 2016. He was born April 9, 1927. May he rest in peace.

 

Steve was a WWII veteran of the U.S. Navy. He and his charming wife Arlene lived in the village since 1966. They have two children and four grandchildren.  Steve worked for Nicor Gas in their Accounting Dept. Besides keeping a sharp eye on the books, Steve enjoyed collecting and listening to Big Band and Jazz music.

 

Steve was always upbeat and full of positive energy. He brought a lot to our organization, his knowledge of music and Big Bands was extensive and we all loved talking to him about this music.  He offered to burn CD’s for anyone who expressed an interest in a particular artist. Besides his duties as treasurer, he was always available to volunteer. He will be missed.

 

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CHHS Bronswood Plant Sale, May 5th

CHHS Bronswood Plant Sale 2015

 

It’s Spring and that means…It’s time for our Annual Bronswood Plant Sale!

When: May 5th-9 am-4 pm
Where: 3805 Madison Street, Hinsdale/Oak Brook, IL 60523
CHHS receives 20% of the sales!

Quality annuals that will delight you! Just in time for Mother’s Day gifts and planting season.

This is one of only two fundraisers we have every year. Please support us and enjoy your garden all at the same time! There are also planters that have been beautifully designed with flower combinations to dazzle, in several sizes for your outdoor living spaces. Don’t forget Mom would love these as a gift!

See you May 5th, mark your calendar.

 

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Antique Artifacts from the Middaugh Mansion for Sale

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Doors, trim and other artifacts for sale to members

We are excited to announce that some of the artifacts that were salvaged from the Middaugh Mansion in Clarendon Hills will be for sale. Contact us for an appointment to view and purchase these one of a kind pieces of Clarendon Hills history. The mansion was listed on the National Register of Historic Places, these doors showcase the quality of workmanship from a by-gone era. Other artifacts will also be for sale.  Click on the Clarendon Hills History tab above for more info on the Middaugh Mansion. Contact us at clarendonhillshistory@gmail.com

CHHS Bronswood Plant Sale 2015

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Please support our Bronswood Plant Sale: 
When: May 5th-9 am-4 pm
Where: 3805 Madison Street, Oak Brook, IL 60523
CHHS receives 20% of the sales!
Quality annuals that will delight you! Just in time for Mother’s Day gifts and planting season.

 

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Christmas Walk this Friday, December 4th at 6 pm

Don’t forget to stop by the Clarendon Hills Historical Society table at the Christmas Walk this Friday, December 4th from 6 pm inside Village Hall in the Lobby.

We have some great gifts for purchase and a bit of history too…Meg Morel Christmas Ornaments Meg Morel Christmas Print

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CHHS Fundraiser! Football, Funding & Food- November 22, 2015 at Scapa’s

Football, Funding & Food- November 22, 2015 11:45 am at Scapa’s Italian Restaurant 

What: Fundraiser for the Clarendon Hills Historical Society to get renovations started! let’s eat, drink and watch the Bears vs the Broncos

Where: Scapa Italian Restaurant, 1 Walker Avenue, Clarendon Hills

Doors open at 11:45 am for 12 pm kick off. $30 per adult. Includes Italian style buffet!

Raffles throughout the game. Prizes include cash and gift cards!

For tickets contact Meredith Lannert at 630-974-9497

Walk- ins welcome!

Can’t make the Fundraiser, but would like to donate? Just click the “Support” tab above!

Babysitting available at the Park District Community Room, for info contact: Meredith at 630-974-9497

The Clarendon Hills Historical Society suffered a devastating arson fire at their offices and future museum, “Heritage Hall” on August 17, 2015. As someone who has been very involved with the efforts of the Society over the years since they signed the lease in 2005, it was heart wrenching to open the door to the acrid smell of smoke, black soot and fire damage.

We are especially disheartened because we were just reaching our goal of installing a bathroom, when this occurred. In addition, over the years, we have made significant progress on our goals for the Historical Society and for Heritage Hall. The Society has raised money and renovated the inside of the building including demolition of pipes and equipment in the floors and walls, we have replaced and added windows, the pits in the floor were filled in and a new slab floor was poured. The east wall, which was plywood needed to be replaced with masonry. Next the Society brought in a water service, roughed in plumbing, upgraded the electrical, installed a new roof and unit heater and painted.

Since moving into 50 Sheridan Avenue, the Society has been able to consolidate artifacts and records that were being stored in various storage facilities. We were then open to accepting pieces of our past, that were being stored in people’s basements and homes, before they were lost or destroyed to future generations.

This building has been and will continue to be very important to the Society in providing for our community. We will continue our fundraising to complete the space and open it up to the public. But, for now we need to raise money to cover our out of pocket expenses associated with this tragic set of circumstances.

I hope to see you at our fundraiser, we are all ready to have some fun, watch some football and raise some funds!

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