Churchville Schoolhouse Open House
The 2015 Churchville Schoolhouse Fall Open House on September 26 was fantastic thanks to everyone who came out to explore this DuPage County treasure during our annual celebration of local history. We had a beautiful day and a crowd of more than 275 people enjoyed musical performances by the talented Conrad Fischer Elementary School Singers led by music teacher Peter Buys.
Everyone had fun encountering the school marm for class inside the one-room schoolhouse, learning how children learned their lessons in the early 1900s. A few "punishments" were doled out, McGuffy Readers were read, and visitors learned cursive writing from the school marm. Outside, participants played old-fashioned games, made colorful pencil pouches, checked out the Elmhurst Fire Department's vintage fire truck, and lots more. The Churchville Cemetery Association provided a history of the adjacent cemetery. Thanks to the Churchville Cemetery Association and the Elmhurst Heritage Foundation for supporting this fun event. Our gratitude also to Principal Jane Bailey of Conrad Fischer School, Bensenville Police Department, Elmhurst Fire Department, and the City of Elmhurst building maintenance staff.
September 19, 2015: Elmhurst Craft Beer Best
Thanks to everyone who came out to make our inaugural Craft Beer Fest on September 19 a smashing success! We had a beautiful day, great music and, of course, lots of tasty craft beer from our generous brewers and distributors. Most of all, thank you to our generous sponsors: Platinum - Pints in Elmhurst; Gold - Nitte Builders, Lakeside Bank, Christopher Burke Engineering, Whole Foods Elmhurst, Pete DiCianni DuPage County Board, and Storino, Romello & Durkin; Silver - McKenna Homes, Tree of Life Chiropractic Center and Schamberger Bros.; Bronze - Community Bank of Elmhurst, Pazzi di Pizza, Wintrust Bank, Roberto's Ristorante, Park Place of Elmhurst, Fitz's Pub, Sal's Beverage World, Lexington Square Senior Residence, and Elmhurst Dermatology; Media Sponsor - Rock Valley Publishing.