MEMORIAL DAY CEMETERY WALK – May 27, 2013
If you are interested in having someone in the Tampico Memorial Cemetery or the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery represented for this year’s Memorial Day Cemetery Walk, please contact Joan Johnson, 815-622-8705/garyjoan@thewisp.net or Denise McLoughlin, 815-590-2143/tampicohistoricalsociety@gmail.com ASAP. If you do not have any family member buried in either cemetery, please consider honoring one of our Veterans buried there. We can help you with a bio on the veteran if you like.

REAGAN STATUE
We are getting so close to our goal. If you haven’t ordered your brick or paver yet, please do so asap! We are $13,000 short of our $50,000 goal (not including landscaping).
4X8 Memorial Brick – https://docs.google.com/file/d/1ywZn3dAx3N5nLljVz-ogrdbOPUxk20OcWnUF9zuQTivfOBXo1Z_8b2XveX15/edit?usp=sharing
12X6 Granite Paver – https://docs.google.com/file/d/1jtoc-2kUO2f18WY7ATTiywk7bLZanpEQcHAsNxxUTujUeouaDIJdeNN8qAbU/edit?usp=sharing
Dedicated website for online orders: http://www.reaganstatue.org/
CONTACT INFO FOR ORDERS: Shirley Lester @ 815-499-4770 or Terry Gaskill @ 815-535-3665.

VISIT FROM TAMPICO SCHOOL!
Visit from Mrs. Wangelin’s 4th grade class on May 8th. Mrs. Wangelin does a great job bringing her classes to the Historical Society and the Birthplace to learn more about their hometown history. Last year she came back for a ‘hands-on’ approach. Stations were set up with information depicting some part of Tampico’s history. There were questionnaires for each child to use as a guideline and volunteers available to assist the children and answer their questions. Afterward, the children wrote about their experiences and sent them to us as a thank you. We are looking forward to continuing this fun & educational day with this year’s class.

TOURISM
Rock River Water Trail now a National Water Trail. First one in Illinois and one of ten in the country recognized by The Department Of Interior..

TOUR OF HISTORIC CHURCHES – Davenport, IA:
I received the following message from Marion Meginnis –
We now have a printable brochure for the tour. We will be handing out one on the tour, but this is for folks who like to have something in hand prior to arrival. It prints on 8.5 x 11 paper..
Marion Meginnis
624 W. 6th St.
Davenport, IA 52803
marion_meginnis@msn.com
563-326-3290

Mark your calendar for the Hilltop Altar Crawl, Sunday, May 19th, 1-5PM. Some of Davenport’s most historic churches, located in and around Hilltop Campus Village, will welcome visitors in this free, first time event. For more information, contact Marion Meginnis at marion_meginnis@msn.com.

Click for printable brochure: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1PrMw5UYYFoT3ki61WYkOZLnijysrwwUQqG89Lf-4M-U/edit?usp=sharing

TAMPICO HISTORIC PRESERVATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Tampico Historic Preservation Advisory Committee is looking for one more new member. They can be found on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tampico-Historic-Preservation-Advisory-Committee/146785648825922 call Kate Fisk at 815-766-0732 to answer any of your questions.

WHAT’S NEW ON THE TAHS WEBSITE? http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/Whats_New.html

The TAHS recently lost one of its Charter members, Margaret Smith Glassburn. She served on the TAHS Board for many years and will be very missed in this community. http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/articles/article/1323792/169740.htm

FUNd Raiser – MEXICAN TRAIN DOMINOS NIGHT – June 8th, 2013. Doors open at 6p.m. Play begins at 6:30 p.m. sharp! Light refreshments, door prizes, High/Low score prizes. Held in Tampico Community Building. Contact: Joan Johnson, 815-622-8705. BRING A FRIEND(s)!

SHOW & TELL – Do you have an interesting piece of history you could share with us? An artifact depicting days-gone-by, military photos or uniforms, unusual items, or a news article? If so, please consider sharing it with our group. You do not need to be a member of the society to attend the meetings.

FAMILY HISTORY LIBRARY & RESEARCH CENTER
This is located upstairs in the Historical Building at 119 Main St. It is open by chance or by appointment. We archive the Tampico Tornado newspapers, published from 1876-1966, plat books, funeral logs, cemetery lists, family files & histories, photographs and miscellaneous items from Tampico’s history. If you would like to come and research your roots in Tampico, please contact Denise McLoughlin, 815-590-2143 to schedule an appointment. We have a computer with I-net access. Members can access various subscription websites – These subscription services are available onsite only and only to TAHS Members. You do not have to be a TAHS member to use the Family Library & Research Center. Membership application: http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/Membership_Donations.html

TAHS BOARD & REGULAR MEETINGS FOR APRIL
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
6:30p – TAHS BOARD MTG 815-622-8705

7p – TAHS Regular Meeting – Program Orin Rockhold, “Saving Pioneer Cemeteries”
Orin R Rockhold
Home (309) 787-4548
1115 155th Ave W
Milan, IL 61264-4807

News article in The Dispatch & Rock Island Argus – B1
Oct. 29, 2012
PRESERVING THE PAST
Contact: Joan Johnson, garyjoan@thewisp.net or 815-622-8705

NOTE: You CANNOT reply to this newletter. If you wish to contact anyone from the Tampico Historical Society, please contact Joan Johnson, president of TAHS & Curator for Birthplace at 815-622-8705 or garyjoan@thewisp.net or reaganbirthplace@thewisp.net.

Respectfully Submitted,
Denise Wranik McLoughlin
Volunteer Family History Coordinator
tampicohistoricalsociety@gmail.com
815-590-2143
www.tampicohistoricalsociety.com

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