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Historical dramatist R. J. Lindsey talks about the 1912 sinking of the RMS Titanic.
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Titanic Tragedy Revisited 100 Years Later

One Book, One Batavia 2012 concludes March 15, when historical dramatist R. J. Lindsey gives two presentations related to the sinking of the RMS Titanic … Read more ›

Seen above, from left to right are Steve Ciaccio, Todd Masus, George Gebes, Gene Berndtston,  and John Masus, The picture was taken in a conference room at Masus Financial Group that was originally used as a smelting furnace in the 1800s. The office has been refurbished, but maintains its historical features.
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A Historical Visit

Masus Financial Group sponsored a little bit of history by arranging a visit with George Gebes at the building that housed the Challenge Company in … Read more ›

United Methodist Church of Batavia - Photo Credit: Craig Wassel
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History Book Documents 175 Years of Methodism in Batavia

"The Past is Prologue: History of the United Methodist Church of Batavia, Illinois at its 175th Anniversary, 1836-2011" has been published. This book tells the … Read more ›

Professor Paul Stoddard will talk about Earth's moon at the Batavia Public Library, January 23.
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New Lyceum Lecture to Feature the Moon, Jan. 23

“Moon Talk: More than Just a Phase” will be presented at 7 p.m., Monday, January 23, at Batavia Public Library, 10 S. Batavia Ave. Paul … Read more ›

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Creating Mexican American Identities: Multiple Voices, Shared Dreams

Mexican Immigration Exhibit Extended to November 18, 2011 The exhibit “Creating Mexican American Identities: Multiple Voices, Shared Dreams” has been extended until November 18 at … Read more ›

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Roundtable to Highlight Batavia Sports History, Sept. 25

Share your stories and memories of the glory days at a Batavia High School Sports Roundtable to be held at 2 p.m., September 25, at … Read more ›

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Depot Museum's New Display

BATAVIA – The most recent physician highlighted in the Batavia Depot Museum’s newest exhibit is Dr. Edward Ross. But many of the physicians and dentists … Read more ›

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In their own words: TribLocal contributors reflect on 9/11

Sept. 11, 2001, dawned bright and clear, but before the day was out indelible memories had been etched into our collective consciousness. For the 10-year … Read more ›

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Lincoln Portrait To Be Unveiled at Batavia Public Library, June 21

In the Land of Lincoln, all things related to the sixteenth president are revered. So, it is with sincere pleasure that the Batavia Public Library … Read more ›

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Civil Rights Attorney Donates a piece of African American History to University

(Chicago, IL) May 18, 2011 – Celebrated matrimonial attorney and historian Jeffery M. Leving will be donating an original 1855 first edition of My Bondage … Read more ›