About the WHL Wallace Committee

The WHL Wallace Committee

The creation of the WHL Wallace Memorial Committee was the result of three active Ottawa, IL groups coming together with common interests.

The goals are to;

finger_point_graphic_right  Honor the memory of a local hero, General WHL Wallace

finger_point_graphic_right Raise money for a WHL Wallace memorial

finger_point_graphic_right Raise money for the restoration of the Dickey Cemetery where Wallace and his family are laid to rest

finger_point_graphic_right Provide Civil War era living history opportunities for local citizens and visitors.

The participating groups are the Ottawa Avenue Cemetery Association, owner of the Dickey Cemetery; the Reddick Mansion Association, sponsors of tours through the historic Reddick Mansion and programs regarding local and State of Illinois history; and the Starved Rock Area Civil War Round Table, contributing members, docents and financial support. Others having interests in these common goals are invited to participate with the Committee.

Fund raising includes an annual solicitation letter writing effort, the annual Civil War living history weekend event, souvenir sales such as the authentic brick with plaque & certificate from the home of General  & Mrs. Wallace (the Oaks), and the Ottawa Avenue Cemetery Civil War Soldiers Walking Tour booklet.

All net proceeds go to the WHL Wallace Memorial Fund, administered by the Ottawa Avenue Cemetery Association, a not for profit 501c(13) corporation.

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