Members at last month’s meeting (seated from left): Judge Walter Brandon, Tiffany Lee, Jaye P. Willis, and Reginald Petty. Standing: Paulette Shipp, Fannie Thornton Young, Andrew Theising (back), Tiara Moore (and child), William Shannon (back), Darlene Roy, Richard Hudlin, Andrew Bailey, Saundra Shaffer Brown, Bob Gill, Nzinga Medley, Redina Medley, Norman Ross (back), Billie Turner, Bestine Tourijigian and Ellis Conley Davis.
The next meeting of the half-year-old East St. Louis Historical Society is Tuesday, Feb. 11 at 5:15 p.m. in the Children’s Activity Center of the City Library, 5300 State St.
All citizens are welcome to attend. The group, founded by Reginald Petty, continues to fashion an identity, develop committees, locate funding sources, catalog cultural traditions and historical sites and search for edifices to house artifacts and memorabilia.
Inquiries may be sent to I AM EStL, Suite B (Attention: Historical Society), 518 Missouri Ave., East St. Louis, IL 62201. Photo and texts are courtesy of EBR Collection: email@example.com.