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WILLIAMS BAY FACTS
~ Upcoming Book Commemorates the History of Williams Bay ~
~ Historical Society Annual Dinner ~
The Williams Bay Historical Society got its start after a successful historical exhibit at the Barrett Memorial Library in 2013. Continuing the Historical Society’s mission to preserve items of historical interest and provide educational oppor-tunities, a pictorial history book on Williams Bay is in the works. Michelle Bie Love and Deborah Dumelle Kristmann in conjunction with the Williams Bay Historical Society are preparing a softbound collection of old images of the Village of Williams Bay.
The Historical Society is asking for your help to locate old photos from the late 1880s through the late 1930s. Here’s your chance to do something with those old family albums collecting dust in the attic!
Of particular interest are photos of:
To help you share your photos we have a portable scanner and can scan your photos at your place or ours. Whatever works best for you! Please don’t delay, contact us at: (847) 542-8470 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Williams Bay Historical Society is a 501(c)(3) organization and an affiliate of the Wisconsin Historical Society.
The Williams Bay Historical Society’s third Annual Dinner and Program will be Friday, October 14th. The event will take place at historical Mabel Cratty Hall on the campus of George Williams College of Aurora University, 350 Constance Blvd., Williams Bay. The venue promises to be a wonderful setting for this year’s dinner and program. All members and guests are invited.
The cash bar will be open at 5pm and dinner will be served at 6pm. Our program about the history of the Williams Bay Fire Department begins at 7pm with exciting pictures and facts. We invite attendees to share their stories also.
Tickets are $35 per person. Email us at: email@example.com if you wish to purchase tickets.
~ Historic Mabel Cratty Hall ~
Mabel Cratty Hall was recently renovated and won a merit award from AIA Wisconsin in architectural design.
Built in 1926, the Women’s Building on the campus of George Williams College was originally designed with the horizontal board and batten motif typical of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Prairie School designs.
The interior had an Arts and Crafts-style look and featured a beamed ceiling, fireplaces, and a wraparound porch with charming views of Geneva Lake. The Women’s Building was rededicated Mabel Cratty Hall in honor the first general secretary of the YWCA.
Past Stories, Click on a link below to read.