Waterman Area Heritage Society

Waterman Area Heritage Society Museum is at
180 West Lincoln Highway, Waterman, Illinois 60556 

Phone: 815-264-3461    

Waterman Heritage Society
Lincoln Highway
Waterman, IL


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.

Grant From DCCF & Resource Bank

Village of Waterman Grant

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.

Yard Waste Dumpster

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!

New Library Hours

Clinton Township Library – NEW HOURS

 110 S Elm St, Waterman, IL 60556

(815) 264-3339

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our new hours will be:

Monday 2:00 p.m.—8:00 p.m

Tuesday Closed

Wednesday 11:00 a.m.—7:00 p.m

Thursday 10:00 a.m.—2:00 p.m.

Friday 2:00 p.m.—7:00 p.m.

Saturday 10:00 a.m—2:00 p.m.

Sunday Closed

Clinton Township Community Building Rental

Community Building address:  160 W. Lincoln Highway, Waterman, IL 60556

 

Please contact

Peggy Rogers 815-295-1091 or e-mail plrogers50@yahoo.com regarding rentals & availability.

330 N. Elm St. is where the key would need to be picked up & returned.

Checks can also be mailed to or dropped off at the same address.

There are linens and chafing dishes there for rental use as well, for more formal events.

The Community Building got a new face lift over the last few months! It is super clean & fresh! 

And a reminder that we will be renting out tables & chairs again this year.

Graduation is right around the corner!

Tables are $5.00 each (any size).  Chairs are $1.00 each for Waterman residents.

https://toi.org/township/dekalb-county-clinton-township/Community-Building-Officials-and-Facility-Rental/

 

 

 

Election Results

Find election results for DeKalb County here:

http://dekalb.il.electionconsole.com/election.php?e=2019%20Consolidated&t=display

 

VILLAGE OF WATERMAN

April 2, 2019

Election Day Polling Place:

WATERMAN IL

CLINTON TWP COMMUNITY CENTER

160 W. LINCOLN HWY. 60556

 

 

FOR VILLAGE TRUSTEE

Four Year Term (VOTE FOR NOT MORE THAN THREE)

Adam Pearson 

Henry Meier 

Anton Feitlich

 

CLINTON TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY

FOR LIBRARY TRUSTEE

Four Year Term (VOTE FOR NOT MORE THAN FOUR)

Robert A. Bend 

Susan Kauffman 

Carol Peterson 

Ann M. Arends

 

INDIAN CREEK C.U.S.D. 425

FOR MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION

TO SERVE A FULL 4-YEAR TERM (VOTE FOR A TOTAL OF THREE)

Josh Merchant

Julie Wilson

Mark Allen Peterson

KISHWAUKEE COLLEGE DIST. 523 FOR TRUSTEES OF THE COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT TO SERVE A 6 YEAR TERM (VOTE FOR NOT MORE THAN TWO)

Kathleen Watkins 

Kathleen M. Spears 

Don Young 

 

http://dekalb.il.clerkserve.com/wp-content/uploads/2019-Consolidated-Candidates.pdf

http://dekalb.il.clerkserve.com/wp-content/uploads/Specimen-Ballot-2019.pdf

 

DeKalb County Health Department Free Electronics Collection

 

 

Saturday, May 4 & Saturday, September 7
at the DeKalb Taylor Municipal Airport,
located at 3232 Pleasant St. DeKalb, IL 601 15
from 9am to 12 pm.

These events are available to DeKalb County residents,
proof of address is required.

Residents within the city limits of DeKalb are
encouraged to utilize the E-Waste Collection services by
Lake Shore Recycling Systems while Sycamore, Genoa,
and Kirkland residents are encouraged to utilize the At
Your Door Service by Waste Management.

Contact Lake Shore Recycling Systems at 815-770-7550,
DeKalb@LRSrecycles.com and Waste Management at
1-800-449-7587, AtYourDoor@WM.com or visit
WMatYourDoor.com to schedule your pickup.

 

 

 

 

 

Questions?
Call the DeKalb County Solid Waste Specialist at
815-748-2430, recyclemailbox@dekalbcounty.org
or visit our website,
health.dekalbcounty.org/services/so lid-waste-and-recycling/

Yard Waste

Reminder

 

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. NO BURNING IS ALLOWED!   LRS DC Trash will NOT pick up yard waste.

 

Distribution Of Donations – Waterman Community Chest

On March 18, 2019 the Waterman Community Chest gathered at the Clinton Township Community Building to hand out donations to several groups!  Some of the groups were American Legion Auxiliary, Ben Gordon Center, CASA Youth Advocacy, DeKalb County Nursing Home Activity Fund, Family Service Agency, Hinckley Area Food Pantry, Hope Haven, Indian Creek Education Foundation, Indian Creek Recreation, Waterman Lion’s Club, Muingan Park- Waterman Enhancement Group, N.I.C.E. Center in Lee, Open Door Rehab Center in Sandwich, Open Hands Preschool, Waterman, Opportunity House in Sycamore, Safe Passage, UMPEC (United Methodist Presbyterian Emergency Care), UNC (United Neighborhood Center), Voluntary Action Center, Waterman Area Heritage Society and Waterman Summer Recreation.   

Waterman Community Chest would like to thank everyone who helped them make the donation night a success!   It is through each person’s generosity that the quality of life is improved for all generations of people in our area!

 

 

2019 All Town Garage Sales

All Town Garage Sale

Waterman, Hinckley, Shabbona and Lee

 

We are excited to say that the 2018 Garage Sale Days were very successful and enough money was raised to
continue the tradition into 2019! Every year we strive to make these days more successful, offering additional
fundraising activities in town, and involving local entities. We have a few big developments this year! We will be
joined by Hinckley and Shabbona/Lee during Garage Sale Days! That means each town has 30-40 houses, giving us
an overall coverage of 100+ houses! Each town is responsible for their own portion of the event, but we hope that
grouping together will attract more patrons and increase sales. We will also be trying to put together a Farmer’s
Market and Craft Fair to draw more people to town.

A second development this year is that we will not longer be sending out the EDDM mailer to each home.
Registration forms will be available at the local banks, Casey’s, and the post office. Registration fees go towards sign
maintenance, advertising fees, printing, and general operations. Registration helps cover the expenses of putting on
the garage sale, but also to ensure this town event can come back each year!

As a registered house, you will receive a numbered sign for shoppers to find you, your home on the map, and the
items you are selling are featured on the items of interest list. The more items and specific stuff you list – the more
interested customers you may have! Please DO NOT discard the numbered sign for your home. They are VERY
expensive and must be returned at the end of the Garage Sale Days.

GARAGE SALE QUESTIONS?
AllTownWaterman@gmail.com
Advertisements will be placed in over 10 resources!

This year we are trying to put together a Farmer’s Market and Craft Fair to draw in more patrons.
Maps and fliers will be distributed locally as well as in Dekalb and surrounding towns.

 


Please complete the form below and mail to Waterman Town Garage Sale, PO BOX 261, Waterman IL 60556.
The $20 registration fee can be paid by mailing a check to the PO Box, or dropping off cash/check to 609 Kennedy.
Registration fees will be considered a donation to the Waterman All Town Garage Sale, and will be non-refundable.
*Registration forms and payment must be received by Friday, April 5th to be included on the map.*

FIRST & LAST NAME:_________________________________________________________________________
ADDRESS:__________________________________________________________________________________
PHONE:____________________________________________________________________________________
EMAIL:_____________________________________________________________________________________
ITEMS OF INTEREST:_________________________________________________________________________
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