New Boston Illinois Historical Society

New Boston Illinois Historical Society Re-visit our past. Open Saturdays, May through October. Year-round by appointment.
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June and Stella Bond. Sent from Shawn Gilmore. Thank you
10/20/2021

June and Stella Bond. Sent from Shawn Gilmore. Thank you

Thank you Pamela Lyn Erickson Easley, she submitted this wonderful photo:Vera Mae Fauble Mealman, her grandmother whom w...
10/11/2021

Thank you Pamela Lyn Erickson Easley, she submitted this wonderful photo:Vera Mae Fauble Mealman, her grandmother whom was born in 1902.

Does anyone know the answer to her question?
09/17/2021

Does anyone know the answer to her question?

06/08/2021

Museum Meeting!
Thursday June 10th 2021
9:30 AM

New Boston area photos
07/18/2020

New Boston area photos

02/13/2020
More area photos! Theses are part of our display and have identification tags (which I did not include 😑 I am sorry.    ...
09/16/2019

More area photos! Theses are part of our display and have identification tags (which I did not include 😑 I am sorry. Linda Hillman)

Old pictures from museum. None had names on them.
09/15/2019

Old pictures from museum. None had names on them.

09/03/2019

Please join us tomorrow Wednesday September 4th at 930 am for our monthly meeting!

08/06/2019

Reminder! Our monthly meeting is tomorrow at 9:30! Please join us!

07/25/2019

As we approach the next meeting, we would love new members and fresh input! Is there a better time for anyone who may be interested in joining? Your input is appreciated! Comment or if you prefer, private message!

Thank you Thomas Melcher!!
07/24/2019

Thank you Thomas Melcher!!

07/05/2019

We are seeking one-time capital contributions for the reclamation and renovation of the Summer Kitchen & Bath House structure. This will involve deconstructing and rebuilding the damaged brick portion, sealing soffits and eaves, replacing two windows and two doors, and tuck-pointing. We have re...

07/02/2019

Our monthly meeting is tomorrow July 3 at 930am. Please join us!

03/07/2019
I posted these December 13 but they went under my name.(Linda Hillman) My view is a little different as I have multiple ...
01/25/2019

I posted these December 13 but they went under my name.(Linda Hillman)
My view is a little different as I have multiple accounts but I am not seeing it on Historical Society page.
If it is duplicated I will delete extra.
Thank you everyone for your input feel free to add to our page!

Thank you to Thomas Melcher !! Once again wonderful photos!
01/22/2019

Thank you to Thomas Melcher !!
Once again wonderful photos!

01/19/2019

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Nice website, I would like to come visit your museum in New Boston sometime.
My great great grandmother was Nancy Denison, she married a William Willett from Keithsburg and had a son James Willett who I'm named after.
Just picked up this trade card from a New Boston store!
New Boston Museum Seeks Vintage Icebox and Hoosier Cabinet

The New Boston Museum is seeking to obtain an early 1900’s Hoosier Cabinet and an Icebox for display in our soon-to-be refurbished summer kitchen which will be open for the first time in May.

We hope to attract the donation of these items, in good cosmetic condition, that will contribute to the quality of our historical exhibits. If you have one, we would like to talk with you.

Please contact museum president, Phil Franklin, at 309-587-8232. Thank you!!!

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The Hoosier Cabinet is a type of cupboard or free–standing kitchen cabinet, usually on casters, that also serves as a workstation. It is often outfitted with a self-contained flour dispenser, spice rack, bread drawer, with ingredient and equipment storage where the cook could complete all food preparation. Hoosier cabinets were very popular from 1900 to 1930 before kitchen cabinetry became a standard kitchen furnishing.

The Icebox (also called a cold closet) is a compact non-mechanical refrigerator which was a common early-twentieth-century kitchen appliance before the development of safely powered refrigeration devices. Before the development of electric refrigerators, iceboxes were referred to by the public as "refrigerators".

The New Boston Museum is a local attraction operated by the New Boston Historical Society. It is a not-for-profit organization operated solely by volunteers. Admission to the Museum is free of charge.
Finished my book, for now, on DD Palmer and New Boston.
Copy coming to you.
Friday, June 7th & Saturday, June 8th, 2019

This unique festival, which is celebrating our 28th year, will feature more than 3,000 homemade Rhubarb Pies for sale, Rhubarb Sampling, 12,000 free Rhubarb seeds given away, crafts, music, entertainment and more all set in our historic downtown. We’re so serious about our Rhubarb that former Governor Pat Quinn officially named Aledo the Rhubarb Capital of Illinois!
Early Settlements, Abandoned Towns, Villages and Communities of Louisa County, Iowa - Follow the link to some history of Louisa County Iowa - New Boston's neighbors to the west.

http://iagenweb.org/louisa/history/early_settlements.htm
Your Neighbors to the West .................. Iowa

BURRIS CITY. A town on the Mississippi River in Louisa County Iowa at the mouth of the Iowa river, immediately north of the confluence. It was platted in 1853, and had a boom because of the anticipated building of the Air Line Railroad. Its population was 600 or 700, had over 5000 lots in the plat and was doing a big business when the flood of 1858 came and destroyed it. It was just across the river from New Boston, Illinois. More details to come.