To become a member, or to make a donation, please list your name, mailing address, and make your check payable to
Andover Historical Society
c/o Bonnie Bandelow, Treasurer
903 17th Ave
Silvis, IL 61282
The individual annual membership is $10, individual life membership - $50, family annual membership - $20, business annual membership - $25, and business life membership - $250.
Lisa Huntsha has been named part-time curator for the AHS. She will be working on preservation of historical artifacts, books, records and documents at the two historical buildings; as well as seeking grants to help develop education programs for students of all ages. She is also the part-time curator for the Jenny Lind Chapel Immigration Museum. Lisa is the archivist/librarian for the Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center at Augustana College in Rock Island, IL.
A descendant of Swedish immigrants, she graduated from Augustana in 2010 with a degree in Scandinavian Studies; and went on to get her master's degree in Museum Studies from Syracuse University in 2011. She is passionate about both preserving the past and helping others connect the past with the present.
Funding for an ambitious renovation project is being undertaken for the AHS, which is on the National Register of Historic Sites. A major grant for this project was recently received from the Geneseo Foundation.
The project includes installation of new windows, insulating the attic, upgrading the electrical system to 200 amps, and installing a climate control system.