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Batavia organizations showcase the importance of history during Preservation Week

Second annual recognition week is April 22-27

Batavia Sears home on Delia Street.
Batavia Sears home on Delia Street.

BATAVIA – Eight local organizations are teaming up to demonstrate the importance of preserving history during the National Preservation Week, April 22-27.

According to a news release, several Batavia organizations will be hosting special programs that highlight the city's history. Ticket prices for the various programs range from no charge to $20, and all proceeds benefit the hosting organization.

Mayor Jeff Schielke will kick off this week-long event with a presentation about the many changes between historic Batavia and today at 7 p.m. April 22 at the Batavia Public Library. To register for this event and all the other programs taking place during Preservation Week, please visit www.BataviaHistoricalSociety.org/events.

Other programs presented throughout the week include information on researching houses, a Batavia memories roundhouse, Sears Kit Homes in Batavia, a historic pub crawl, a downtown walking tour and more.

For more information about Batavia Preservation Week or the participating organizations, contact the Batavia Depot Museum at 630-406-5274 or visit bataviahistoricalsociety.org/events. 

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