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updated: 11/28/2011 4:50 PM

Tree to be dedicated in honor of Batavia historian

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  • Marilyn Robinson spoke to Batavia third-graders studying local history at the Depot Museum in Batavia.

      Marilyn Robinson spoke to Batavia third-graders studying local history at the Depot Museum in Batavia.
    Courtesy of the Depot Museum

 

Submitted by Batavia Park District

Batavia third-graders and their teachers will hold a tree dedication in honor of Marilyn Robinson, noted Batavia historian, at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, at the Batavia Depot Museum, 155 Houston St.

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The students and teachers raised the funds for the memorial. According to the plaque, the tree is being dedicated to Marilyn Robinson, who inspired countless third-graders to love Batavia through her book, "Little Town in a Big Woods."

Robinson was the Batavia Depot Museum's historian for more than 20 years. She spent countless hours in the Gustafson Research Center at the Museum. Shortly after Robinson's death, the Batavia Historical Society donated a room in the Research Center in her honor.

Robinson enjoyed helping people with research inquiries, giving tours to third-graders and helping with special events at the Depot Museum.

"She dedicated her life to educating children and people about the history of Batavia," said Carla Hill, Depot Museum director. "She was always there."

The public is invited to the tree dedication. For details, call Carla Hill at (630) 406-5274.

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