Author Archives: Chelsea

About Chelsea

I've been working at Willennar Genealogy Center for over two years now, and I've loved every minute of getting to learn more about the stories of DeKalb County and the surrounding area. I'm interested in all kinds of history, but I'm especially fond of the early film industry, old letters and journals, the DeKalb County Fair, and the Interurban line.

Throwback Thursday: Senior Class Wills

Willennar Genealogy Center’s collection is full of Throwback Thursday potential, so let’s get our #TBT on! Another school year is coming to a close, and with it, another group of students will soon be graduated. Here at the Willennar Genealogy … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: More Mystery Photos

Willennar Genealogy Center’s collection is full of Throwback Thursday potential, so let’s get our #TBT on! Do any of these faces look familiar? The Willennar Genealogy Center’s online photo database currently contains over 13,000 photographic images, including images from negatives, … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: 1920 Indiana Teachers’ Licensing Exam

Willennar Genealogy Center’s collection is full of Throwback Thursday potential, so let’s get our #TBT on! Do you have what it takes to teach school in 1920s Indiana? Take a look at this license exam for Indiana teachers to find … Continue reading

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Sign Up for the 50th Annual Art Show!

Calling all local artists! Entry forms are now available for the 2017 Annual Art Show, sponsored by the Friends of the Eckhart Public Library. This year, the Friends are celebrating the Art Show’s 50th anniversary, along with the 8th Annual … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: “One Shell”

Willennar Genealogy Center’s collection is full of Throwback Thursday potential, so let’s get our #TBT on! To transition from Women’s History Month to National Poetry Month, I thought it would be fitting to share a poem by DeKalb County’s own … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: A Scrapbook of Women’s Fashions

Willennar Genealogy Center’s collection is full of Throwback Thursday potential, so let’s get our #TBT on! Today for Throwback Thursday & Women’s History Month we’re featuring a short visual history of women’s fashion in the United States. The clippings featured … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: Alicia Barnes

Willennar Genealogy Center’s collection is full of Throwback Thursday potential, so let’s get our #TBT on! The city of Auburn has had a public library since the Auburn Public Library first opened its doors in 1907, and since that time, … Continue reading

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