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Sarah Benner - Williamsville

This interview details the formation of the Williamsville Community Foundation and its relationship to the Williamsville Historical Library Museum, as well as the boxcars in which it was housed. Sarah Ann describes her work, including the most fulfilling and challenging aspects she experienced over the years. Sarah Ann has worked closely in all aspects of the history of Williamsville Historical Library Museum, from its conception in 1989, through its growth and finally to its merger into the Williamsville Public Library and Museum in 2013.

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Volunteers Wayne Henderson (left) and Juanita Henderson with Steve Orme (right) inside the Williamsville Boxcar Museum, early 1990s.

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Volunteers Wayne Henderson (left) and Juanita Henderson with Steve Orme (right) inside the Williamsville Boxcar Museum, early 1990s.

Where:

Williamsville, Illinois

When:

Early 1990s

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Narrator’s photo

Volunteers Tony Leonetti (left) and Don Benner put up holiday greenery on the railing outside the Williamsville Boxcar Museum in preparation for a Christmas open house in December 1992.

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Volunteers Tony Leonetti (left) and Don Benner put up holiday greenery on the railing outside the Williamsville Boxcar Museum in preparation for a Christmas open house in December 1992.

Where:

Williamsville, Illinois

When:

December 1992

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Narrator’s photo

Volunteers (left to right) Juanita Henderson, Sarah Ann Benner and Don Benner inside the Williamsville Boxcar Museum in 2009.

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Volunteers (left to right) Juanita Henderson, Sarah Ann Benner and Don Benner inside the Williamsville Boxcar Museum in 2009.

Where:

Williamsville, Illinois

When:

2009

Ownership:

Narrator’s photo

The Williamsville Boxcar Museum as it appeared in May 2010.

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The Williamsville Boxcar Museum as it appeared in May 2010.

Where:

Williamsville, Illinois

When:

May 2010

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Narrator’s photo

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Sarah Ann Benner at her residence in Williamsville in May 2016.

Where:

Williamsville, Illinois

When:

May 2016

Ownership:

Narrator’s photo




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