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Need help with this photo

Need help with this photo

This photo was definitely taken on the auditorium steps of LeRoy High School. That is all we know about it. Looks like a varied age range. Could it be an all-school photo? Once again we have no dates, no explanation and no names. Continue Reading

Museum honoring Vietnam Veterans

Museum honoring Vietnam Veterans

The Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall made a stop in LeRoy this summer and the museum has chosen to showcase Vietnam veterans this Memorial Day. Along with items loaned to the museum by Steve Vollmer, Jon Bratcher and Ken Satterfeal, the DVD which documents this year’s wall exhibit will also be playing on the museum’s television.… Continue Reading

Breakfast with Santa

Breakfast with Santa

The Empire Township Historical Museum is happy to announce that it is hosting a Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, Dec. 12 at the recently remodeled Woody’s Restaurant in LeRoy.  Please come and have breakfast with Elvis, Marilyn, the Blues Brothers and especially Santa. Woody’s is generously donating 25 percent of sales from 6 a.m. to … Continue Reading

Tim Hendryx

Tim Hendryx

Is this a dream? I need to pinch myself. Can a small town boy born in LeRoy, Illinois actually be playing in the big leagues? I wonder if my classmates at Washington School and my shoe shine customers at the J.K. Kincaid Barbershop have followed my career? Maybe they’ve forgotten about me since my family… Continue Reading

Washington Bailey

Washington Bailey

Well I was born in Ohio, moved to Indiana with my parents,  came back from California to settle in Cheney’s Grove, now  called Saybrook,  and ended up living in LeRoy in 1891. They call my house commodious, but I am still not too sure about this town livin. However  now that I am 84, I… Continue Reading

Robert Flegel

Robert Flegel

My name is Robert Flegel and although I wasn’t one of the first settlers in LeRoy, Illinois, I did travel over much of this country when it was young and still wilderness. I was born in Nordhausen, Prussia, Germany on May 18, 1830, the oldest of three children born to Christian and Augusta Fleugel. My… Continue Reading

Looking for Christmas Photos

For one of this year’s Christmas displays the museum would like to do a display of photos with Santa. Please share photos and stories to the Empire Township Historical Museum Facebook page, upload to our website or email to empiretwspmuseum@gmail.com. We will download them and print them. Or you can bring them by the museum… Continue Reading

LeRoy School Hall of Fame

LeRoy School Hall of Fame

The Empire Township Historical Museum is pleased to announce that their nomination of Wallace A. Wesley has been selected and Wesley will be inducted into LeRoy High School’s “Hall of Fame” as a Distinguished Alumni on Friday, November 6. Her photograph and biography will be displayed on the Hall of Fame plaques.   Wallace Ann… Continue Reading

World Trade Center Artifact on Display at Museum

World Trade Center Artifact on Display at Museum

The Empire Township Historical Museum has received an artifact which will evoke a lot of emotion for many visitors. After several years of paperwork, an artifact from one of the World Trade Center towers which were destroyed on Sept. 11, 2001 arrived at the museum. An official unveiling was held Saturday, June 13, 2014. It… Continue Reading

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