Wisconsin Library Heritage Center

The Wisconsin Library Heritage Center is a program of the Wisconsin Library Association Foundation promoting understanding and appreciation of the history of libraries and librarianship in Wisconsin.

Evansville Celebrates a Centennial

Posted by Larry Nix
Larry Nix
Larry Nix has not set their biography yet
User is currently offline
on Thursday, September 04, 2008
in Library buildings

A personalized stamp depicting the Eager Free Library in Evansville








The Eager Free Library in Evansville is one of several Wisconsin libraries celebrating significant anniversaries this year.  The building in which the Eager Free Library is housed is one hundred years old this year.  The architect for the building was the architectural firm of Claude and Starck which was responsible for the design of nearly forty libraries in the Midwest. The library's design was the first Prairie School design by Claude and Starck. Local merchant Almeron Eager bequeathed $10,000 for the contstruction of the building in 1902.  When finally completed in 1908 the cost was $16,000.  Ruth Ann Montgomery, a member of the Wisconsin Library Heritage Center Steering Committee, has written a history of the library for its centennial.

Other Wisconsin libraries celebrating anniversaries include the Milwaukee Public Library which is celebrating the the 130th anniversary of its founding and the 110 anniversary of its building; the Bloomington Public Library which is celebrating its centennial, the Black Earth Public Library which is celebrating its centennial; and the Independence Public Library which is also celebrating its centennial.

Tips of celebrating anniversaries can be found here.

Tags: Untagged


Popular Tags

Public library systems Wisconsin Historical Society Cooperative Children's Book Center Increase A. Lapham presentations Soughton Public Library Public libraries Frank Avery Hutchins Sarah Janice Kee Wisconsin Association of Academic Librarians Postcards library legislation Hall of Fame 2013 Beaver Dam Public Library Edward Asahel Birge Campaign Suring Area Public Library Eratus Swift Wilcox I Love Libraries WAAL WLA 125 11 Hall of Fame 2016 Pinback buttons Capitol Fire 1904 Centennial Matthew S. Dudgeon Madison Public Library Middleton Public Library Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries library education Rusk County Community Library DeForest Area Public Library Hall of Fame 2011 Library celebrations Wisconsin Library Trustees and Friends Peter G. Hamon WWI Library War Service Inform Wisconsin 21 James Duane Doty William J. Wilson caly film Carl Spitzweg Gertrude Thurow Jerome P. Daniels Hall Hartford Public Library Amer Lutie Stearns Governor's Conference on Library and Information Services Wisconsin Library Association Beloit Public Library Wisconsin Library Bulletin CCBC ca Richard E. Krug trav campa bed and breakfast Nolan I. Neds Buttons Anniversaries anniversaries 23 library exhibit Black River Falls Tower Hill Wisconsin Carnegie libraries state historical society Library Trustees Woman's Congress Postcards Louise S. Robbins School of Library and Information Studies Black River Falls Public Library Irene W. Newman Charles Bunge UW-Milwaukee Libraries People Jane K. Billings Orrilla Blackshear Anniversaries Wisconsin Library Heritage Center caly film membership libraries Lutie Eugenia Stearns 27 Library Buidlings White House Conference on Library and Information Services buil Clarence Brown Lester caly film Hall of Fame 2015 State Law Library S. Janice Kee Oshkosh Public Library 22 Gilbert H. Doane Campaign WLA 125 Library people Postcards Evansville Wisconsin Hall fo Fame 2012 School libraries Kimberly-Little Chute Public Library Library Systems UW-Madison school of library and information studies campaign Exhibits Eager Free Public Library McMillan Memorial Library Library History Hall of Fame 2010 James Huff Stout WHCLIS Academic Librarians Appleton Public Library Historical Register Publications UW-Milwaukee School of Information Studies Wisconsin Rapids Postcards John Miller Chancellor Events & Meetings John J. Jax Bernard Schwab Hall of Fame 2015 Wisconsin Free Library Commission WLA 125 Manitowoc Public Library Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries Ruby Roeder Events & Meetings 28 Cam Delia Ovitz campaign bookworm Wisconsin State Law Library COLAND Academic Libraries Brown Deer Public Library Library People Library Buildings American Library Association Library War Service Pewaukee Public Library 10 library memorabilia traveling libraries Uncategorized Clinton Public Library Digital Collections Katharine MacDonald Jones archives cam Wilbur Lyle Eberhart Hall of Fame 2012 National Bookmobile Day T. B. Scott Free Public Library Association of Library Trustees Advocates and Friends Hall of Fame 2015 20 background Wayne A. Wiegand Wisconsin Literary Travel Guide Hall of Fame 2008 Milwaukee Public Library Cornelia Marving Pierce Library e Ice Storm Milwaukee Art Museum Special libraries Hall of Fame 2015 Hall of Fame 2017 Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries Elroy Public Library Parcel post 24 Lowell W. Wilson Marketing-Publicity Campaign Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries Marjorie Sornson Malmberg Milwaukee Public Library Larry T. Nix Campaign for Wisconsin Libraries Hall of Fame 2009 hall of Hall of Fame 2012 Dorothea M. Krause Council on Library and Network Development books-by-mail Gerald A. Somers Ruth Ann Montgomery campaign Superior Carnegie Libraries Klaus Linderfelt J. D. Witter Wisconsin Free Library Commission Hall of Fame 2015 Wisconsin State Normal School-Milwaukee Dianne McAfee Hopkins WLA 125 Brown Deer Public Library Campaing for Wisconsin Libraries American Library Association Meter mail slogans World War I Sandra Friedman Dolnick Ripon Public Library National Library Week Events Library Artifacts Library people 14 Public libraries Hall of Fame 2012 Portage Public Library Bookmobiles Zona Gale Brown County Library Hall of Fame 2014

Wisconsin Library Association Foundation Logo