Elizabeth  Historical  Society

Preserving history in the heart of Jo Daviess County

Calendar of Events

EHS will co-ordinate the celebration of Memorial Day on Monday, May 28, beginning with an Open House at the Elizabeth History House, beginning at 1:00p.m.  At 2:00 p.m., participants will gather at the Elizabeth Veterans Memorial where Elizabeth's 13 Gold Star soldiers will be remembered.

Additionally, three local women will be honored for being in the vanguard to open the United States Armed Forces to greater quality for women:

                   Elsie Heidenreich, nurse in WWI

                   Rita Baumgartner Francomb, WAVE in WWII

                   Luella Williams Elliott, WAC in WWII

There will be floral tributes and prayers at St. Mary's Cemetery and Elizabeth Township Cemetery.

The general public is invited to participate in this free Memorial Day observance.