SIAM Meeting June 26, 2021

Next meeting:  June 26th, 10:00 a.m. at West Franklin Historical Society, 2130 Schoolhouse Rd, Mulkeytown, IL

Presentation Title:  “Museum Money Matters: Funding Your Mission.”

 

Money:  Nobody likes talking about it.  Everyone worries about it.  Our visions can’t become reality without it.

 

This program will cover all aspects of money management and your museum. In an interactive program, we’ll discuss revenue streams, fundraising, planned giving, investments, grants, and much more about your museum and its financial fitness.

 

It will be a one-hour program with activities, time for questions, and resources you can use.

 

Presenter

Will Shannon is the Curator/Executive Director of the St. Clair County Historical Society in Belleville, Illinois, a position he’s held since 2012. His academic background is in history, museum studies, and nonprofit management.  He currently serves as the Secretary of the Illinois State Historical Society and Chair of its Assets Management Committee.

 

The Meeting will be held in the Cafeteria, masks will be required if you are not vaccinated.

Board Meeting to be held at 9:00 a.m.

Swap Meet and meeting at 10:00  Bring the items you have to give to other museums.  Call or e-mail them before hand to let them know.  We hope this will increase attendance.

Workshop at 10:15

Lunch on your own after the workshop.  If anyone wants to group up for lunch, some of us are up for that.

 

We still need additional board members and officers.  There is no vice president or secretary at this time and no zone director for region 1, or 3.  Right now we have no museums members in Marion, Edwards, Hamilton, Gallatin, Hardin, Pope, Pulaski, Clinton, Marion, Lawrence or Clay Counties.  Does anyone know if there are museums in those counties?  Please bring contact information for those museums to the next meeting.

 

 

 

 
 

One-Room Schools of Perry County,IL

Perry County Historical Society is selling One-Room Schools of Perry County, IL.  The cost is $28 plus $8 shipping.  Orders can be mailed to Perry County Historical Society at 108 W. Jackson Street, Pinckneyville, IL, 62274 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Revised Monroe County Museum Events

 

History Museum of Monroe County

2021 Program Schedule

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March 20, 2021, 1:30 P.M. – “Calling and Building Turkey Calls” by Mitchell Norris has been president of the St. Louis Longbeards NWTF for 25 years.  He is also a master at making “Calls” for many local wild life species including owls often using unusual and free materials. His presentation will include information on hunting safety, the art of calling turkeys and building turkey calls. Interested guests will have the opportunity to build their own turkey call with materials provided.  This program has been planned for all to be prepared for the turkey season as well as providing a time for new hunters, young and old, to take advantage of the tips and “how to” lessons! This program will be held in the Monroe County History Museum’s Allscheid-Metzger Gallery located at 724 Elaine Drive, Waterloo, IL 62298.   

 

April 30, 2021 –History Museum of Monroe County’s Annual Spring Gala” will be held at “The Falls” at 300 Admiral Weinel Blvd. in Columbia, IL, 62236. Please join us for a delicious buffet dinner, live and silent auctions and live entertainment! Dinner at 7:00 P.M., tickets $50 per person, cash bar. Doors open at 6:00 P.M.  Donations from the Annual Spring Gala will be used for the continued growth and maintenance of the History Museum. For reservations please call Nancy Mathes at 618-939-6225.

 

April 3, 2021, 1:30 P.M. – “Camp Waterloo - The Civilian Conservation Corps in Monroe County” presented by Ron Stellhorn.  Among those hardest hit by unemployment during the Great Depression were young men ages 18-24. At the same time America’s soil and forest resources were dwindling. To deal with these crises, President Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal administration created the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1933. Ronnie Stellhorn is a retired history teacher from Waterloo District 5. The program will be held in the History Museum of Monroe County’s Allscheid-Metzger Gallery located at 724 Elaine Drive, Waterloo, IL 62298. 

 

April 23, 2021, 1:30 P.M. “Meet Me in St. Louis – 1904 World’s Fair” by Karl M. Kindt III. This is an amazing slideshow presentation about the famous 1904 World’s Fair!  It includes actual movies made at the Fair in 1904, amazing zoomable photographs with great detail of the Palaces, the exhibits and includes, of course, singing together, "Meet Me in St. Louis" to the music that was actually recorded in 1904 - it is an amazing visual and audio experience of the most amazing World's Fair ever held.  Karl Kindt is a retired professor who taught for many years about this World's Fair.  He has digitized many of the registry books some of your ancestors may have signed if they attended the 1904 Fair.  (Anyone interested in displaying World’s Fair photos, memorabilia/artifacts for this program or the season may do so in one of our locked display cases.  Please call 618-514-1628 ASAP. Feel free to “dress” for 1904 Fair attendance!  The program will be held in the History Museum of Monroe County’s Allscheid-Metzger Gallery located at 724 Elaine Drive, Waterloo, IL 62298.   

May 2, 2021, 1:30 P.M. – “Spending Time Trapping!” by Walter Byerley.   Walter or as he is better known “Butch” spends a lot of time trapping and has had the opportunity to learn a lot about the animals of Monroe County including their habits and habitats. He will be explaining what is involved in trapping, sharing stories of his adventures, and have many items on display including tanned animal hides to see and touch.  A few mounted species will be on display. The program will be held in the History Museum of Monroe County’s Allscheid-Metzger Gallery located at 724 Elaine Drive, Waterloo, IL 62298.   

 

May 15, 2021, 1:30 P.M. – “Spinning and Felting Wool” by Lesley Patterson & Bobbi Bayne.   Our presenters will explain the differences in types of wool and the different breeds of sheep.  They will demonstrate spinning and explain how and why wool is perfect for making yarn. They will also demonstrate the felting of wool and bring samples of felted, knitted and woven items plus many samples of fleece, roving and different wools to check out! Join us in the History Museum of Monroe County’s Allscheid-Metzger Gallery located at 724 Elaine Drive, Waterloo, IL 62298.

 

June 12, 2021, 1:30 P.M. - “Grow Up St. Louis” by Jim Merkel.  This is the definitive look at what it was like to be a kid in St. Louis from 1900 to the present. Jim Merkel, who previously wrote four books about St. Louis, started by interviewing more than 100 people who grew up in the area - rich and poor, black and white, known and unknown. To this, he added many dozens of pictures, first-person stories by others about the early 1900s, commentaries about how kids lived in ten different periods since 1900, along with illuminating facts about each of those periods.  Merkel’s presentation will clearly show how much the events of our childhood shaped the rest of our lives.  Join us in the History Museum of Monroe County’s Allscheid-Metzger Gallery located at 724 Elaine Drive, Waterloo, IL 62298.   

June 26, 2021, 1:30 P.M. – June 26, 2021, 1:30 P.M. – “Reenactment Camping at Fort De Chartres” by Karyn Albers.  This program will center on what life would have been like at the fort during Rendezvous! There was a major transfer of furs and goods to be traded for furs during Rendezvous. Variations included a mix of other types of trading, business transactions, business meetings and revelry. Fort De Chartres has one of the longest running summer and winter rendezvous in the country. This year, September 13-15, will mark the 50th Anniversary for Fort De Chartres Rendezvous and the 300th anniversary of Fort De Chartres. The program “Clothing Worn at Fort Charters in the 1700s” by Les Ames Du Charters is scheduled for November 20th.  The programs will be at 1:30 held in the History Museum of Monroe County’s Allscheid-Metzger Gallery located at 724 Elaine Drive, Waterloo, IL 62298.

July 10, 2021, 1:30 P.M. – “A Step Through Time” presented by Ryan Vogt, Natural Resources Specialist with the U.S. Army Corps. Of Engineers of the Kaskaskia River Project.  Topics that will be covered range from the planning and building of the project to today’s operations: locking a barge through and managing our natural resources. Many pictures and videos will be shown highlighting the project’s key points and events during a typical year.  Join us in the History Museum of Monroe County’s Allscheid-Metzger Gallery located at 724 Elaine Drive, Waterloo, IL 62298.   

 

August 13, 2021 – “Tim Berg & the Kurtz Boys” will be providing the entertainment for our annual “Friday Night at the Museum”!  Please join us for an enjoyable evening of music, dancing, touring our galleries and visiting with our volunteers in the History Museum of Monroe County’s Allscheid-Metzger Gallery located at 724 Elaine Drive, Waterloo, IL 62298. More information later!! This is Friday 13th!!!    

 

August 21, 2021, 1:30 P.M. - “Remembering the Steamer Admiral” presented by Anne & James Blum. Annie grew up close to the Mississippi River and she worked on the River Steamer Admiral for over thirteen years. Her husband Jim was the mate on the Steamer Delta Queen.  They met when the DQ came to St. Louis for a visit. She began volunteering at the Mercantile Library on the campus of UMSL where the Streckfus papers are stored. Her work experience and history came together in two books : The Steamer Admiral and Streckfus Steamers, and The Steamer Admiral. Annie will be sharing photographs, history and memories of the Admiral most of us had the pleasure of experiencing! Please join us for this unique program in the History Museum Monroe County’s Allscheid-Metzger Gallery located at 724 Elaine Drive, Waterloo, IL 62298.

 

September 11, 2021, 1:30 P.M.  – “Navajo Code Talkers” presented by Lola DeGroff.  The government would not let the Navajo speak their native language in school. Yet, nearly 450 of those Navajo Indians helped the Allies win World War II!  Join us to learn more about the special contributions these Navajo Indians made to America! Join us in the History Museum Monroe County’s Allscheid-Metzger Gallery located at 724 Elaine Drive, Waterloo, IL 62298.    

 

September 26, 2021, 1:30 P.M. – “Lively Family Indian Massacere” presented by Mike Jones.  Travel back in time and discover the history surrounding the deaths of the Lively family.  You will see their graves, the site of the massacre and learn about the Indians who committed the deed.  Mike Jones, an avid historian, has visited many sites pertaining to the massacre and has uncovered lost secrets. The program will be held in the History Museum of Monroe County’s Allscheid-Metzger Gallery located at 724 Elaine Drive, Waterloo, IL 62298.   

October 2, 2021, 1:30 P.M. – “The Curse of Kaskaskia” by Shane Wagner.  “Ghosts by the Riverside: The Haunted History of Chester and Old Kaskaskia” presented by Shane Wagner who will highlight the origins of the Curse of Kaskaskia and the Haunting of Chester’s historic Landmark building along with some of the local ghost stories which are nearly 300 years old.  With a recorded history stretching back to the late 17th Century, the Middle Mississippi Valley has a great tradition of folklore through the ages!  Today's program is based on the book, “Ghosts by the Riverside: The Haunted History of Chester and Old Kaskaskia” a study of the origins of various folk legends in the Chester area which was released by Shane Wagner and the Chester Public Library in 2018.  The program will be held in the History Museum of Monroe County’s Allscheid-Metzger Gallery located at 724 Elaine Drive, Waterloo, IL 62298.       

 

October 23, 2021, 1:30 P.M. – “My Quiltworx Journey” by Julie Connell.  Julie’s quilting journey began with her introduction to Quiltworx-Paper Piecing Process and designs by Judy Niemeyer. Julie Connell will be sharing her experiences with her first Quiltworx attempt, followed by a quilt trunk show with several of Judy’s designs.  There will also be time for questions and answers!  The program will be held in the History Museum of Monroe County’s Allscheid-Metzger Gallery located at 724 Elaine Drive, Waterloo, IL 62298.         

 

November 6, 2021, 1:30 P.M. – “The National Archives: Past, Present and Future” by Wesley Braswell, the Lead Archives Technician at the Civilian Personal Records Center located in Valmeyer, IL.  Join us to learn more about the history of the National Archives in St. Louis from how this agency began, to the collections handled by the Archives and how to request copies of the many records stored in their holdings.  With millions of records available, the National Archives & Records Administration is one of the largest holdings of records in the country.  This program will be held in the History Museum of Monroe County’s Allscheid-Metzger Gallery located at 724 Elaine Drive, Waterloo, IL  62298.

 

November 20, 2021, 1:30 P.M. – November 20, 2021, 1:30 P.M. – “Clothing Worn at Fort Charters in the 1700s” by Les Ames Du Charters.  Join us for this presentation and demonstration of the clothing worn at the Fort and the surrounding country in the 1700s!  The program will be held in the History Museum of Monroe County’s Allscheid-Metzger Gallery located at 724 Elaine Drive, Waterloo, IL.  

 

December 11, 2021, 1:30 P.M. – “The “Waterloo Singers Company” under the direction of Jody Matzenbacher.  Students K through 5th grade will be providing your entertainment!  If you have friends who would enjoy the afternoon with us, please bring them along!  And, if you would like to bring and share any “Goodies”, thank you! Join us in the History Museum of Monroe County’s Allscheid-Metzger Gallery located at 724 Elaine Drive, Waterloo, IL 62298. The History Museum will close at 4:00 P.M. for the season.                                                                 

 

December 12, 2021 – The History Museum of Monroe County is closed for the season.  The facility will re-open April 2, 2022. Tours are always available! To schedule a date and time for your group tour, please call 618-514-1628!

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