The barn tour 2019 will be in Victor Township which is at the mid-point of the southern county line for DeKalb County!
This year the tour is August 10, 2019 from 9am-4pm. Maps will be posted as soon as they are available.
The DeKalb County Barn Tour is
a one-day driving tour of barn sites within DeKalb County hosted by the DeKalb
Area Agricultural Heritage Association, Inc. and the JF Glidden Homestead &
Historical Center. Participants will receive a map and guide book containing
hand-drawn sketches of each barn as well as the barn’s history, style and
use. For an additional price, five-year anniversary books will be
available. Participants drive to each location in any order for a tour of the
barn(s). Purchase your event ticket at any of the eight locations. Be aware
that this is an outdoor activity that may involve walking on uneven
Admission is $25 per
vehicle (buses extra) (museum members receive a $5 discount).
Tumbling I (Ages 3.5 – 8) An introductory class to all things TUMBLING! Basic skills will include: forward/backward rolls, cartwheels, bridges, flexibility skills, etc. will be mastered. Tumblers will learn how to properly and safely execute every single move, wanting to cartwheel everywhere they go! Tuesdays 6:30 – 7:15 pm April 9, 16, 23, 30 May 7, 14, 21, 28 April – May $35/month Wednesdays 6:30 – 7:15 pm April 3, 10, 17, 24 May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 April $35/month – May $43.75/month
Tumbling II (Ages 8 – 18) Tuesdays 7:15 – 8:15 pm An advanced tumbling class that focuses on mastering skills of front/back walkovers, headstands, hand stands, round offs, front/back handsprings, etc. Whether you want to get ready for next year’s cheer season, or you simply just want to master some fun tricks, this class has it all! April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 May 7, 14, 21, 28 April $73.75/month May $59/month
720 James Street Hinckley, IL 60520 Phone (815) 739-1336 email@example.com facebook.com/hinckleyparksandrec/
Contact Kari Schaddelee for prorated pricing! Limited spaces available
Waterman Area Heritage Society Museum is at 180 West Lincoln Highway, Waterman, Illinois 60556 Phone: 815-264-3461
Museum Hours are Saturday 1-3PM or by calling 815-264-7717 for an appointment.
Exhibits A model replica of the Battleship Parade Float of the 1930’s , the USS Illinois and other memorabilia from the Eakle Family of Waterman on loan from the Joey Eakle Clark family. This model was built to scale by Joey’s husband, Jack Clark, in memory of her family. When Joey passed in 2009, the family loaned it to the Waterman Museum for display where it feels right at home.
A display and memorabilia of former Waterman graduate, Clayton Kirkpatrick, Jr., former Editor of the Chicago Tribune.Most of the original equipment from John Kitner’s Barber Shop including chair, counters and mirror, cash register, as well as many posters.
Jack Smiley’s uniform and other items from his days at University of Illinois “Whiz Kid” and professional basketball player.
Memorabilia of Duane Swanson, a member of the U.S. Gold Medal Olympic Basketball team in Berlin in 1936.
There is also an area reserved for items from the DeKalb Ag., whose first production plant was in Waterman.
Phones – We are the only museum in DeKalb County with a telephone display of this magnitude. Phones and artifacts from the early 1900’s to present day. Bill Hinkstan Telephone Pioneer Club and other Waterman area people have donated phones and other telephone related items.
We have the ‘Coverlet’, a flax-spun blanket made in 1830, by Olive Parkhurst Wilcox, mother of Cynthia Wilcox Greeley, and grandmother to Rose Greeley Phelps.
Our display cases were partially funded by the DeKalb County Community Foundation.
On Tuesday, April 9, 2019, the Village of Waterman received a grant from the DeKalb County Community Foundation for economic development. The purpose of the Community Economic Development Grant Program is to provide financial support for economic planning and implement projects that support local economic growth. The Village of Waterman also received a donation from Resource Bank for planning and implementing economic development. The Village of Waterman thanks both DCCF and Resource Bank.
For the convenience of all Waterman residents, a 24/7 365-day brush dumpster is located at the 215 W. Adams parking lot. For large quantities of brush, call Village Hall 815-264-3652 for disposal arrangements. YARD WASTE ONLY please! Those dumping trash will be fined. NO BURNING IS ALLOWED!