BURLINGTON, WISCONSIN ~ CHOCOLATE CITY USA

   HOME OF THE FIRST HISTORICAL SOCIETY IN RACINE COUNTY
   THE SOCIETY IS CELEBRATING ITS 86th ANNIVERSARY IN 2014
   BURLINGTON'S LINCOLN STATUE IS MARKING ITS 100th YEAR

BURLINGTON IS THE HOMETOWN OF

TONY ROMO Tony, who was born in San Diego while his father was in military service, grew up in Burlington. He starred in football, basketball, and golf at Burlington High School, graduating in 1998. Tony was on the Little League Roth All-Star teams in 1991 and 1992.


GREG ITZIN Greg, who was born in Washington, D.C., while his father was in military service, grew up in Burlington. He is a stage, film, and television actor best known for his role as President Charles Logan in the TV series 24. Greg graduated from St. Charles Catholic grade school and St. Mary's High School.

WILLIAM "BILL" KAZMAIER "The World's Strongest Man"
Bill, who was born in Burlington in 1953 and graduated from Burlington High School, is widely considered to be one of the all-time greatest competitors in strength competitions. During the 1970s and 80s, he set numerous powerlifting and strongman world records, and won two International Powerlifting Federation (IPF) world championships and three World's Strongest Man titles.

Leroy C. "Andy" Anderson Born and raised in Burlington and a graduate of Burlington High School, Andy was the first Selective Service soldier in World War II to receive the Distinguished Service Cross, our Nation's second highest military honor next to the Congressional Medal of Honor. Andy received the medal from General Douglas MacArthur for his exploits in cleaning out a section held by the Japanese in Bataan after his tank was put out of commission. Andy later became a POW and was killed when the unmarked Japanese ship he was on was torpedoed.
Our Museum
THE MUSEUM IS OPEN ON SUNDAYS
BETWEEN 1:00 p.m. AND 4:00 p.m. AND BY APPOINTMENT
PIONEER LOG CABIN IN WEHMHOFF SQUARE IS OPEN MID-MAY THROUGH MID-OCTOBER ON SATURDAY AFTERNOONS FROM 1 TO 4 p.m., ON THURSDAY AFTERNOONS FROM 3 TO 7 p.m. IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE FARMERS MARKET, AND BY APPOINTMENT

1840 BRICK SCHOOL HOUSE, WHITMAN SCHOOL, IS OPEN BY APPOINTMENT
The Burlington Historical Society of Burlington, Wisconsin, was established in February 1928 to collect and preserve historical records and artifacts pertaining to the Burlington area. It was the first historical society in Racine County. The Society is a private, not-for-profit organization run entirely by volunteers.

The Museum, on the corner of Perkins Boulevard and Jefferson Street, is open most Sunday afternoons from 1 to 4 p.m. and at other times by appointment.

The Society also maintains Pioneer Log Cabin in Wehmhoff Square and an 1840 schoolhouse, known as Whitman School.


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APPRAISAL FAIR - Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
Burlington United Methodist Church, 857 W. State St., Burlington

     Have you always wanted to know the value your... lamp, vintage or fine jewelry, tribal art, antique dolls, tools, textiles, pottery, toys, quilts, sterling agates, sports memorabilia, etc.?  (No stamps, coins, military items. please)

     BRING YOUR ITEMS TO THE CHURCH - Certified appraiser BARBARA EASH will give verbal appraisals $5.00 per item-maximum of 3 items. BARBARA EASH organizes the Milwaukee Public Television Appraisal Fair. She is a certified appraiser, published author, and university professor

     Free Coffee will be served. Youth to sell baked goods. Questions? 262-763-2288

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      The Society, in conjunction with the City, held a 100th anniversary program celebrating the 100th anniversary of Burlington's Lincoln Statue on May 18, 2014. To see photos of the celebration, see our June 2014 newsletter.

New - SOME BURLINGTON BASEBALL PLAYERS' MEMORIES OF BIGGEST DAY, GREATEST THRILL, OR MOST MEMORABLE GAME

 
CIVIL WAR VETERANS PHOTO ALBUM REVISED

SOME HIGH-RESOLUTION PHOTOS OF HISTORIC BURLINGTON

VINTAGE BURLINGTON AREA POSTCARD COLLECTION

PANORAMIC VIEWS OF BURLINGTON - A GALLERY OF "PAN AND ZOOM" VIEWS OF EARLY BURLINGTON

POST OFFICE PROPERTY HAS COLORFUL HISTORY

BURLINGTON IN THE 1880s - A GREAT PLACE TO STUDY NATURE

PIONEER BURLINGTON LIFE RECALLED

September 2014 -- Burlington Historian
Featuring:
-- Society to Sell Hammiller House
-- Burlington Native Was Youngest Union Soldier to Carry Musket in Civil War
-- House Beautiful??

-- 50 Years Ago . . .

CHECK OUR TABLE OF CONTENTS PAGE FOR PREVIOUS NEWSLETTERS, CENSUS INDEXES, AND OTHER MATERIAL

 
"Burlington" - The Book
The Society's book of Burlington photographs is available for sale. The book, titled "Burlington," is part of the Images of America series published by Arcadia Publishing Co. of Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina.

About 230 of the thousands of photographs in the Society's collection are featured in the 128-page soft-cover book, together with captions describing the scenes and giving some history of the subjects shown in the photographs. A short historical sketch of Burlington introduces the images.
The book is for sale at Fidelity Title Co., 101 E. Washington Street, Monday-Friday during business hours. The Society's price for the book is $21.00, including State sales tax.

For a mailed copy, a postage and handling fee of $3.00 will be added, making the cost $24.00 per book. Send order to the Burlington Historical Society, 232 N. Perkins Blvd., Burlington, WI 53105; or click here "Publications for Sale"
IF YOU ENJOY THIS SITE AND / OR YOU FIND THE INFORMATION POSTED ON THIS SITE HELPFUL, PLEASE CONSIDER MAKING A DONATION OR JOINING THE SOCIETY. THE DUES ARE VERY MODEST --
GENERAL MEMBERSHIP
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OR
CONTRIBUTING MEMBERSHIP
$25.00 A YEAR
CLICK Join Us TO LEARN MORE AND THEN FILL OUT AND SEND IN THE Membership Form. THANKS.
THE MUGWUMP - L. S. Valentine's compilation of the weekly Slade's Corners newspaper published by Paul J. Sauer from 1892 until 1946. (Not all issues are in the compilation.)

This compilation, in PDF format and more than 109 MB in size, may take several minutes to load. Once loaded, however, you can search the Mugwumps by pressing Control F. A small box pops up in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Enter your search term (such as a surname) in the box and press Enter to see the first "hit." For the next "hit" press Enter again or press the right arrow after your search term. Do the same until all "hits" are completed. The file covers about 880 pages.

GENEALOGICAL GLEANERS AWARD

The BURLINGTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY website has been awarded the GENEALOGICAL GLEANERS AWARD, which is given to websites that feature free vital information for the online genealogical community. It recognizes the hard work performed by volunteers in bringing genealogical data to the web for the use of others.
Contact Information

Contact
Dennis Tully, President

Telephone
(262) 767-2884

Postal address
232 North Perkins Blvd., Burlington, WI 53105

Electronic mail
General Information:
burlingtonhistory@gmail.com or
iwebmaster@burlingtonhistory.org

Hours
Sunday: 1:00 - 4:00 P.M. (except major holidays)
Monday - Saturday: By Appointment