Annual Meeting November 18 @ 6 PM

The Farmer City Genealogical & Historical Society (FCG&HS) will hold their annual meeting November 18 at 6 PM at the Farmer City Museum.

All members are welcome to attend and vote for the 2020-21 Executive Board officers. The public is welcome to attend too.

If you would like to join the FCG&HS, membership is $15 annually and you will receive four Mirror Quarterlies sharing our Farmer City history. Contact us at admin@fcghsociety.org if you have questions.

Railroads of Farmer City Program Online

This program was given October 5, 2021 by Mike Sypult.   Farmer City has a storied past with the railroad industry and Mike shared that history at the Joe Williams American Legion in Farmer City.

Mike is a railroad historian from Rogers, Arkansas and currently serves as president of the Arkansas Boston Mountains Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society in Springdale.  A native of Rogers, Mike is a graduate of Arkansas Tech University and Southwestern Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas.  Mike taught at the University of Arkansas for 15 years and developed the Whistle Stops West Elderhostel program – Chicago, St. Louis and Kansas City by rail.  Mike lives in Rogers and has 5 adult children and 4 grandchildren. Mike’s family roots are in McLean County where his father grew up along the Illinois Central railroad in Glenavon.  Mike’s family lived in Farmer City in the 1940s and 50s.

Please consider a donation to the Farmer City Genealogical & Historical Society, a non-profit educational organization.  Consider becoming a member so you won’t miss the Mirror Quarterlies sent out through the year.

Don’t miss out on Farmer City history.

This membership will make a great present for family and friends. You can send in $15 for each of your pals and family and they will receive four Mirror quarterlies recounting Farmer City history, family and school memories. 

Our address is 224 South Main Street, Farmer City, IL 61842. You may contact us at admin@fcghsociety.org or by phone – 309-928-7198.

We hope you enjoy this program we recorded.

Railroads of Farmer City

Railroads of Farmer City Program – October 5 at 6 PM at the American Legion

Mike Sypult will present a program on the Railroads of Farmer City. Farmer City has a storied past with the railroad industry and Mike will share that history with us on October 5 at 6 pm at the Joe Williams American Legion (755 Stensel Drive) in Farmer City.

Mike is a railroad historian from Rogers, Arkansas and currently serves as president of the Arkansas Boston Mountains Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society in Springdale.  A native of Rogers, Mike is a graduate of Arkansas Tech University and Southwestern Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas.  Mike taught at the University of Arkansas for 15 years and developed the Whistle Stops West Elderhostel program – Chicago, St. Louis and Kansas City by rail.  Mike lives in Rogers and has 5 adult children and 4 grandchildren. Mike’s family roots are in McLean County where his father grew up along the Illinois Central railroad in Glenavon.  Mike’s family lived in Farmer City in the 1940s and 50s.

Please come and join us October 5 at the American Legion for the Railroads of Farmer City program at 6 PM.

Uprighting Our Heritage

The Farmer City Genealogical & Historical Society is sponsoring a City Cemetery gravestone renovation seminar September 25 at 10 AM. It’s a blast from the past because we haven’t done one of these since the 90’s in the previous century.

Bob Tharp’s expertise will lead us. If you have a spade, please bring it and we’ll put you to work setting some of our Farmer City pioneers’ gravestones straight up again.
October 2nd is the rain date.
Come join us!
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September 23 at City Cemetery – 10 AM

2021 Calendars for Sale

Farmer City native Dennis Murphey put together Farmer City images for our own 2021community calendar. They will make great Christmas presents!  They are on sale for $15 each.

We are also offering a special 2020-2021 Calendar Package of the two calendars for $20 (very limited number of 2020 calendars left)

If you would like to join the FCG&HS, membership is $15 annually and you will receive four Mirror Quarterlies sharing our Farmer City history. Contact us at admin@fcghsociety.org if you have questions.

Annual Meeting November 19

The Farmer City Genealogical & Historical Society (FCG&HS) will hold their annual meeting November 19 at 7 PM

To keep everyone safe and healthy, this will be a virtual meeting.  Here is the information to log on to the ZOOM meeting:

Topic: Farmer City Genealogical & Historical Society Annual Meeting
Time: Nov 19, 2020 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/76294775294?pwd=ZEhCNU9HU3Y2S3dVZWNuQmdYeW5hZz09

Meeting ID: 762 9477 5294
Passcode: zAdc7g

All members are welcome to attend and vote for the 2020-21 Executive Board officers. The public is welcome to attend too.

If you would like to join the FCG&HS, membership is $15 annually and you will receive four Mirror Quarterlies sharing our Farmer City history. Contact us at admin@fcghsociety.org if you have questions.

Farmer City House Walk Coming Up December 8

Don’t miss our upcoming House Walk on December 8 from 1 – 4 PM!

The Farmer City Genealogical & Historical Society presents  its House Walk Sunday, December 8, 2019 from 1 – 4 PM. Starting point is the Farmer City Museum at 224 South Main Street, Farmer City. The Museum will be open from 12:30-4:30 PM December 8. Buy your ticket there or advance tickets can be bought at the Museum or at K & S Furniture Store. Tickets are available for $5.00.

The Walk includes Sue and Marty Kopp’s, Rick and Betty Koch’s, Bob and Bernice Newkirk’s, Vince and Amy Joss’ homes and Trinity Community Fellowship Church.  If you have questions, email admin@fcghsociety.org  or call 309-825-1196 (Bob Scarbrough)

Farmer City Genealogical & Historical Society Annual Meeting

Farmer City Genealogical & Historical Society (FCG&HS) will hold their annual meeting November 21 at 7 PM at the Farmer City Museum at 224 South Main Street.

All members are welcome to attend and vote for the 2019-20 Executive Board officers.The public is welcome too.

We will have Farmer City Journal archive pictures out for guests to identify. If you would like to join the FCG&HS, membership is $15 annually and you will receive four Mirror Quarterlies sharing our Farmer City history. Contact us at admin@fcghsociety.org or call 309-928-7198 if you have questions.

Mark your Calendars – October 13, 2019 Maple Grove Cemetery Walk

Update! We are meeting at the Trinity Community Fellowship Church tomorrow afternoon at 2 pm. After the program, we will head to Maple Grove Cemetery to view the Clarno, Watson, Swigart and Herrick monuments highlighted in the program.
The Farmer City Genealogical & Historical Society is sponsoring our second Cemetery Walk for Maple Grove Cemetery on Sunday, October 13th at 2 PM.
Families we will discover more about this year are the Herrick family, Jacob and Rebecca Davis Swigart, Grover and Elizabeth Webb Watson and the James and Maude Bissell Clarno family.
Please come and join us!
The cemetery is located south of Farmer City on the DeLand Blacktop. Due to the change in weather, we will relocate our dramatic presentation to the Trinity Community Fellowship church. The church is located at 1300 W Clinton Ave Farmer City, Illinois 61842.
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