The Warrenville Museum Guild is a volunteer organization that holds fundraisers for the Warrenviille Historical Society. To complement the financial aspect of the Guild, there is a strong historical and craft-preservation influence. Members share their skills with other members who have an interest in knowing more about that skill. There is also a sense of Warrenville's living history given the collection of members who can share stories about churches, schools, businesses and organizational roles in the forming and building of Warrenville's history and future. Making items for the Christmas Fest is the main activity of the Museum Guild.
Want to Join the Museum Guild?
The Guild meets on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month, 10:00 am until 12:00 noon at the Warren Tavern, located just south of the Museum at 3S540 Second Street. If you would like to be part of our bimonthly meetings, please feel free to stop by. We are always looking to welcome new members....if you want to bring a skill to the group, GREAT! If you would like to learn a new skill, we will be happy to share our experience and crafts with others. WE ARE ALWAYS LOOKING FOR NEW MEMBERS TO JOIN US! Anyone interested in knowing more and becoming involved can call Connie Weimer, 630-462-9444 for more information. We enjoy a much-needed hiatus between the Christmas Fest (the first Saturday in November) and the first Monday in March when we resume our activities for the new year. At home, however, the fingers continue to stitch away in anticipation of the next year's sale.
What is the Christmas Fest?
The Christmas Fest is a festive holiday sale held the First Sunday in November in the historic Warren Tavern, located just south of the Museum at 3S540 Second Street. All items are handmade, e.g., ornaments, quilts, wall hangings, wreaths, tatting, hobby horses, etc. Also featured has been a RAFFLE and a BAKE SALE. The raffle has consistently featured a quilt or afghan along with various other items such as business gift certificates, other handmade items, commemorative baskets, etc. This Museum Guild is a Guild since the members make all of the items for sale themselves. In several instances, the members work on one project all together. There are also several friends of the Guild as well as Historical Society members who DONATE handmade items such as homemade soaps, wren houses, crocheted afghans, and lithographs and/or baked goods, jellies, jams, candies.