#37 – June 2017
The State voted unanimously to submit our bridge to the National Historic Register, officially becoming the most historic thing in all of Long Grove. Let your Village Trustees know you want to save this bridge!
Enjoy the Penny Carnival at Long Grove’s Vintage Days on Sunday, August 20th, 2017.
In 1908, one of the bizarre things you could mail order was a house.
Two ideas on where this phrase comes from…
Why preserve a historic bridge? Preservation is not a luxury that is considered once all other needs have been satisfied.
Long Grove’s Covered Bridge is historic because it is a rare surviving example of a classic bridge design and it continues to perform the same function in the same place, just as it has for over 100 years. The design retains it’s integrity and the pedestrian walkway feature makes it stand out against the few peers that it has.
Long Grove Historical Society Board member and Vaudevillian Mike Dvorak creates a performance space.
Check out the time travel image below to get a sense for what’s left of the original “Long Grove of Trees” that the Village was named for.
What makes my flag so special is that it did not come from reclaimed barn wood, but instead, from wood that was once part of our Long Grove covered bridge!
Fancy a gorgeous original water color of our historic covered bridge hanging in your living room? With a little luck and a small investment in some raffle tickets it can happen!
Roster of Society Board Members for 2017
Report on Society Activities for the period April 1, 2016 through March 31, 2017.