……Memory Lane 🗞️📰 😀
Our mission is to preserve our local history and be an educational resource for the community. Mary’s Church at Lost Lake.
The Lost Lake Randolph Historical Society was formed in 2001 by concerned area residents seeking to preserve the old St. The church now houses a local history museum with a wide variety of exhibits, including extensive information on area one-room schools, cheese factory and farming history, military uniforms, many photos, and Randolph Fire Department history. Additional exhibits include a 10’ x
14’ model train set, antique clothing and hats, a vintage kitchen, and natural history items previously displayed at Nature Land. Our largest project to date was relocating the Lost Lake School to the museum grounds and restoring it to create an authentic one-room school exhibit. Each year we add more to our museum, pre- serving artifacts and sharing the knowledge of how our local community was shaped by peo- ple and events. Meetings are held at the historical society on the second Thursday of each month at 12:30 pm. The next meeting will be held on March 10, 2022 (there is a short break in the winter).
……Memory Lane 🗞️📰 😀
Hopefully everyone in the Randolph area was able to attend the wonderful event today in the Randolph park that was organized by the 2023 Randolph Fire Department! 🚒🧯🚒
Here’s a photo of the Randolph Fire Department from the past. Any familiar faces?
Thanks to all the Vietnam Veterans that came out today to tell their story.
I’ve included a few photos of Dick Nieman that he shared today.
The Maxwell Street Days were epic!
Nice story about Joe Bump and Bohling’s!
Unsure of what was going on a this photo, but looks very interesting! A play perhaps? I’m thinking the location was the opera house.
You can hear lots of planes in the area this week! ✈️🛩️
Did you know the largest experimental aviation event in the world is the EAA Fly-In at Oshkosh?
EAA Airventure Oshkosh 2023 happens July 24-30! The event started 70 years ago. The first one was held in September 1953 as a small part of the Milwaukee Air Pageant. The event then moved to Rockford Municipal Airport in 1959. In late 1969, the EAA board approved the move to Oshkosh.
EAA AirVenture Oskhosh attracts 10,000 airplanes each year and more than 500,000 aviation enthusiasts attend the annual event.
📸: circa 1981 | Travel Wisconsin | WHI Image ID 151433
If you know a Vietnam veteran who would be interested in speaking at this event, message this page!
So glad they figured out paving! 😀
A big THANK YOU to everyone who “rounded up” at the Detjen's Piggly Wiggly-Randolph last month! A total of $2100 was donated! That’s amazing! Our building is in need of some extensive repairs, this will help us tremendously.
Starting a new feature that will probably run about once a month- Memory Lane! News from the archives of The Advance!
Hope to see you there!
The note with the photo says it was the Noordolf Greenhouse.
I spy a lady looking at me 🤣🤣🤣
The Historical Society monthly meeting is tomorrow at 12:30 pm. Hope you can join us!
Well, this looks like fun! Anyone remember this dancing pavilion? 🕺🏼💃
In case anyone is interested!
Do you have an interest in history? Do you have a few hours a year to devote to helping at the Myrtle Lintner Spear Museum?
We are looking for members with a passion for preserving our local and county history! Looking for talents of all kinds - giving tours, cleaning, small handyman projects, etc.
Help is needed to preserve this precious jewel in our midst!
Call or text 608/575-9502 and leave name and contact. Thank you!
A train derailment from long ago 🚂
If you were living in Randolph in the late 1800’s, perhaps you were getting ready to attend the Grand Ball at the Clement House this evening.
Bet it was a great time!
Happy Fourth from the Lost Lake Randolph Historical Society 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸
Yea a few things have changed in 115 years.
It’s that time of year again! 🌽
Did you know Randolph had a canning factory at one time?
Thanks to everyone who has been “rounding up” their purchase at Detjen's Piggly Wiggly-Randolph! One week left!
Remember the Jaycees and Jaycettes?!
Thanks to Terry from Feil's Supper Club for the interesting presentation today and to everyone who attended.
Feil’s has been in business for 54 years. That is quite an accomplishment! 👏
Looks like it was a beautiful summer day on Center Street in Randolph!
Next Sunday, June 18 at 2:00 pm., the Lost Lake Randolph Historical Society will host Terry Feil as part of our summer speaker series! Please join us as Terry gives us the history of Feil’s Supper Club. Feil’s recently celebrated its 50th Anniversary. He has a few items about the building that will be quite surprising!
The first 25 people will receive a free loaf of the famous Feil family bread!
Also, don’t forget to round up at the Detjen's Piggly Wiggly-Randolph this month! They have graciously made the Historical Society the designee of the round-up program this month! Our building is in need of some major outdoor repairs this year, so we are very appreciative!
Hope to see y’all NEXT Sunday, the 18th! Light refreshments will be served after the program!
At the ball game! ⚾️ Looks like a large crowd!
Did you know that we were chosen for the Piggly Wiggly round up this month?! Thanks Detjen's Piggly Wiggly-Randolph, it is greatly appreciated!!! 🐷🐽🐖
Our museum is open again tomorrow! 1-4! Come and take a look 👀 We’d love to have you!
Thanks to everyone who came out last week for the Memorial Day Mass! It was a great crowd!
Those little one room school houses sure took some great classroom pics of their students!
I’m sure you’ll all recognize a few folks!
Today we remember 🇺🇸
For those of you who live far away, I’ve included a few pics of the Randolph cemetery. It is beautiful this weekend.
Also, don’t forget about our special Memorial Day mass in just a few hours! A light luncheon will be served following the mass.
The class of 1933 and 2023! 🎓🚀
Things have changed a bit in 90 years! But also much is the same. Graduation has always been a time filled with hope and excitement for the future. Best wishes to the 2023 Randolph graduates!
Interesting stories about the new Randolph Post Office!
Since we are all a little sad 🙁 about the pool not opening in Randolph this year, here’s a look back at a few newspaper articles from its beginning.
A little history about the church that now houses our Historical Society.
If you would like to attend a mass once again at the old church, don’t forget about the Memorial Day Mass scheduled for next Monday, Memorial Day at 11:00 am. A light luncheon will follow the mass. Just check out the events tab on our page for more information.
Also, next Sunday, May 28, is our first day back open after the winter break, 1-4 pm. Come out and take a look around. You won’t be disappointed!
A Stark Street photo that includes the south side of the street. Most photos I’ve seen do not include that side!
Happy Mother’s Day from the Lost Lake Randolph Historical Society!
In 1963, moms could have went to the Mile Corner Restaurant for a nice dinner!
In two weeks, on May 28 1-4 pm, it is our first open house date for the season!
The Lost Lake Randolph Historical Society would like to give a BIG Thank You to the John and Twila Sheskey family in honor of Henry Sheskey! Your generous donation is VERY much appreciated!
It’s teacher appreciation week! Enjoy a few photos of teachers past. 1953, 1963, and 1973!
May 7, 1918. The new park pavilion was being dedicated!
It was taken down many years ago. 😕
Prom 1963. 60 years ago. “Paradise In the Deep” was the theme!
This building looks a bit different today!
A look back at Rockwell of Randolph. Rockwell was a major employer and a successful business in Randolph many years ago.
In honor of Library Appreciation Week, a library photo re-creation and some Randolph library history. Randolph has a great library and is housed in a beautiful building! Randolph Hutchinson Memorial Library
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