Interest Growing in Historical Association
Fusco, Chris, Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL)
Byline: Chris Fusco Daily Herald Staff Writer
The village of Fox River Grove is 76 years old. Neighboring Cary is 103.
Despite all those years, neither village has an organization charged with tracking local history.
Cary resident Pam Losey wants to change that. Since February, she's been on a crusade to launch a Cary-Grove Historical Society.
Losey's hard work has paid off, said 76-year-old Cary resident and local historian Betty Freeman. Two meetings about the group have drawn about 30 people each.
"Pam's getting things done," said Freeman, who runs a private historical museum at 22 Spring St. in Cary. "Small groups have tried to do things like this in the past, but there's never been an official group."
This summer, Losey envisions volunteers beginning the arduous but enjoyable tasks of charting history and collecting antiques from Cary, Fox River Grove and the newly incorporated village of Trout Valley.
The group is ready to elect a seven-member board at its next meeting at 7 p.m. on Monday, June 3, at the old barn in Trout Valley. The barn is along Cary-Algonquin Road at the village's south entrance.
Losey admits her interest in local history stems from personal experience. She rented space in a 103-year-old building in downtown Cary to open her business, Cary's County Pleasures. …