Ask some Effingham County residents about the history of Ewington and you might get a blank stare.
That’s what happens to towns that disappear. But Ewington was a town replaced by Effingham in the 1850s. Parts of the old community were literally dragged to the new community of Effingham. And the folks of Ewington didn’t make the move kicking and screaming, either.
On Thursday, Nov. 9, a program called “Ewington Historic Flags” will offer insight into local history. Joe Harris and Bob Lybarger, members of the Ewington Chapter of the Illinois Society of the Songs of the American Revolution, will bring a display of flags and offer information during their presentation in the Effingham County Museum, located in the historic old county courthouse.
The event starts at 7 p.m. that night. The speakers will be in period dress.
Delaine Donaldson, Effingham County Museum President, encourages the public to attend this meeting, which is the first of a new series of historical presentations in the county museum. The series will continue on the second Thursday of each month through March 8, 2018. These presentations are sponsored by the Effingham County Cultural Center and Museum Association, Inc., an organization devoted to the preservation of the fascinating history of Effingham County.