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O’Fallon IL to honor historic society president at occasion

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For all he does for his hometown, Brian Keller is getting his day. The native historian, icon and official photographer of all issues O’Fallon is being celebrated this Saturday, Jan. 28, with Brian Keller Day.

Festivities kick off within the Downtown O’Fallon District from 1-5 pm A fun-for-all trivia stroll by means of the district will happen from 1-3 pm and, for the primary time ever, an unique Brian Keller Images exhibition at O’Fallon ‘Fallon Station from 3-5 p.m.

Keller has taken a whole bunch of photographs documenting the town through the years, together with O’Fallon Station occasions and Vine Road Market.

Possibilities to win prizes for O’Fallon historic data and alternatives to get pleasure from, bid on and order prints of the perfect of Brian Keller’s images from round O’Fallon are a part of the day.

Keller, president of the O’Fallon Historic Society, has been singled out a number of instances for his tireless work to advertise the town, and his dedication to protect the historical past of O’Fallon and the encircling space. He obtained a metropolis proclamation three years in the past. Final 12 months, there was a day in his honor, and that is constructing on all that.

At that January 2020 council assembly, Mayor Herb Roach mentioned, “He does not brag in regards to the issues he does throughout the group. At virtually all the town actions, he’s there. He’s at all times there to assist others. This man is just not solely telling us about what’s occurring now however he’ll document right now’s historical past for future generations to come back. I do not know if we will ever say thanks sufficient.”

When requested to say just a few phrases, Keller mentioned, “I am fairly speechless. I do not really feel that I deserve this in any respect, however I respect the sentiment. I like historical past and I like this group.”

Over time, he helped preserve the O’Fallon Historic Society Museum, situated at 101 W. State St., in downtown. OHS membership info and assembly schedules can be found on their web site: www.ofallonhistory.internet.

The Trivia Stroll

The trivia stroll takes place from 1-3 pm with one query at every collaborating institution. Individuals can choose up their trivia card on the station beginning at 12:45 pm and switch it in again to the occasion officers on the station by 3:15 pm Then contributors can keep and benefit from the artwork, bid on the silent public sale prints on show , get pleasure from mild snacks and even order prints of their favourite photographs in smaller sizes.

Contributors embrace:

  • Gears @ Bike Surgeon
  • Braveness and Grace
  • fezziwigs
  • furchild
  • Refinery Salon
  • SCHWARZ Middle
  • Three Sisters
  • VFW

Extra about Mr. Historical past in O’Fallon

Moreover, over the previous few years, Keller has been serving to the O’Fallon Historic Society department out past the museum partitions — having the caboose open extra ceaselessly, internet hosting Pub Desk Historian at Gears, creating the Historical past Portal in partnership with the O’Fallon Public Library, and collaborating in Founders’ Day on the Vine Road Market.

“It is a part of our effort to make native historical past extra accessible and studying about it attention-grabbing and even enjoyable. Whereas the museum is our flagship operation, not everybody can come and go to. So, these are methods we will deliver the museum and consciousness of native historical past to them,” Keller mentioned previous to Founders Day.

Because the “Pub Desk Historian” — a daily occasion at Gears — he talks about O’Fallon all through historical past. There is no such thing as a value, however Gears does supply food and drinks.

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William Holden Day Proclamation: From left, Tom Schwarztrauber and Brian Keller, president of the O’Fallon Historic Society, with Mayor Herb Roach in spring 2018. This Saturday, Jan. 28, the native historian, icon and official photographer of all issues O ‘Fallon is being celebrated with Brian Keller Day. lynn venhaus For the Progress
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For all he does for his hometown, Brian Keller is getting his day. The native historian, icon and official photographer of all issues O’Fallon is being celebrated this Saturday, Jan. 28, with Brian Keller Day. offered

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A wall show on the OTown Meals Corridor & Faucet Room options the historical past of O’Fallon in a visible timeline, a three way partnership with the O’Fallon Historic Society. Brian Keller, OHS president, and Jessica Quick contributed. This Saturday, Jan. 28, the native historian, icon and official photographer of all issues O’Fallon is being celebrated with Brian Keller Day. offered

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For all he does for his hometown, Brian Keller is getting his day. The native historian, icon and official photographer of all issues O’Fallon is being celebrated this Saturday, Jan. 28, with Brian Keller Day. offered

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