Glen Ellyn Historical Society 557 Geneva Rd, Glen Ellyn, IL60137 Glen Ellyn has an exceptionally active historical society, composed mostly of volunteers dedicated to documenting the…More village's history and showing it off to residents and visitors. An essential piece of the Glen Ellyn Historical Society is Stacy's Tavern Museum, a picturesque, Greek Revival-style building located near the Five Corners intersection. The historic building used to be Stacy's Tavern, where 50 cents could buy a traveler a night's stay, supper, breakfast and food for two horses. Historic wooden furniture inside the museum helps visitors to Stacy's Tavern Museum get a feel for what the inn and eatery once felt like. Another component of the Glen Ellyn Historical Society is its records and archives, called the Glen Ellyn History Center, which is located in a neighboring building at 800 North Main and is open to the public from 1pm to 4pm on Wednesdays. Volunteer and researcher Judy Johnson walks through the collection on a recent day, explaining that the society keeps records of nearly every historic Glen Ellyn home, preserves donated vintage furniture and keeps telephone books dating back to 1924. The Glen Ellyn History Center also has a gathering space for performances or group meetings.
DuPage Ministries 567 Dawes Ave, Glen Ellyn, IL60137 As the sun sets on a recent day, Ron Yurcus bends over in a 20-foot by 20-foot patch, tending to a personal garden of…More string beans and tomatoes, his hobby when he's not working or serving as the head of DuPage Ministries. His name is Ron Yurcus. A longtime Glen Ellyn resident, Yurcus calls himself a "one-man ministry." He says he started DuPage Ministries in 2000 as a non-profit organization that would serve as a kind of conduit for donations he had received to help people in the community. Yurcus, also known as "Chaplain Ron," has counseled police officers and offered comfort to those needing prayer and support, including those needing food and basic resources. Yurcus says he can pair a willing volunteer with a community organization that could use that person's services. A deacon at St. Petronille Church and a full-time chaplain with CNS Home Health and Hospice at Central DuPage Hospital, Yurcus also makes himself available to organizations that would like him to guest preach. "I'm not a big organization," says Yurcus. "But I'm able to do something." Reach Yurcus at 630-858-5499, ChaplainRon@DuPageMinistries.org or at P.O. Box 2413, Glen Ellyn, IL 60138.