Saxon portraying Beuhler at Woodford County Historical Society meeting Thursday

Staff Writer
Woodford Times

Storyteller Kay Saxon will entertain members and guests of the Woodford County Historical Society at its 7 p.m. Thursday meeting, which will be held at the Historic Metamora Courthouse on the Square in Metamora.

Saxon will portray Phoebe Beuhler, the woman responsible for the establishment in the early 1930s of a home for older people. Beginning with just eight residents, it is now home to more than 200 at any one time.

Over 1,500 people have lived at Beuhler Memorial Home, all because Phoebe and her husband, Christian, wanted to “give back” to the community.

The Historical Society provides monthly meetings that maintain interest in the county, its heritage and history and its resources. The meetings are held at various places throughout the county on the second Thursday of the month from March through December.

The July 12 meeting will highlight the history of another worthy institution, the Maple Lawn Community in Eureka. The meeting will be at 7 p.m. in Memorial Hall at Maple Lawn.

For more information call Karen Fyke at 467-4525 or Barbara Bradle at 467-3106 or drop by the Society’s mini-museum and research room at 112 N. Main in Eureka on Wednesday or Friday afternoons from 1-4 p.m.