A progressive evening of cocktails and hors d'oeuvres returns!
The Taste of History event returns this year Saturday, October 7 from 5-9pm. During this event, you’ll explore five of Decatur’s history sites while enjoying delicious hors d’oeuves and drinks at each location.
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Our archivist came across this photo today, which was taken September 26, 1941! Exactly 82 years ago!
Pictured in the foreground at the left is Russell Dash. Russell worked for Staley for 45 years, retiring in 1973. He's pictured here using a dictaphone (a voice recording device) and working as superintendent for the order entry for industrial products department.
Pictured in the background at the right is Russell Devore who also worked alongside Russell Dash in the same department. ... See MoreSee Less
Russ was a great guy.
He worked with Helen Wangrow, Kathy Reedy, Barb Taylor and Ron McCoy. Their group was very good at what they did.
I also recall bowling in the Russ Dash Bowling Tournament.
I love this!
I remember Russ Dash, I started working there in 1966. As a messenger we would deliver mail to each desk. The boxes on each side of the desk were in and out boxes. We would deliver mail and pickup mail. In the early days when it was Staleys it was a fun place to work.
What floor of the building is this?
A can of Sir Walter Raleigh tobacco on his desk by the in/out box closest to camera.
This week’s schedule to see “Fields of Gold” at the Lincoln Square Theater!Another huge crowd on hand this evening for the Sunday matinee showing of ‘Fields of Gold’, A.E. Staley Documentary Presented by Primient! Many Primient employees on hand to see this fabulous documentary that continues to bring in great attendance!
Next up is Night #5 of the theatrical run of the movie this coming Tuesday night Sept 26th. Also scheduled is Night #6 on Thursday Sept 28th & Night #7 on Sept 29th. Doors will open at 6:00 pm with show starting at 7:00 for all showings except on Sunday’s.
We will be releasing the next week of showings including another Sunday matinee this week. Stay tuned and share the schedule as we want as many people as possible to see this amazing documentary! Tickets available at www.Lincolnsquaretheater.com or by calling 217-454-4583 ... See MoreSee Less
In March 1940, the Staley company won top honors in the "all American Packaging Competition" for the new design of their syrup cans. The cans featured a pouring spout to avoid sticky spills when pouring the syrup.
Unfortunately, the spouts days were numbered, because by 1942 the US had officially entered the war (WWII) and metals of all kinds were relinquished for use in the war effort.
You can see one of these cans on display in the museum next to the history of Staley Syrup! ... See MoreSee Less