Historical Preservation

I would like extend a heartfelt request to all Members of the Braidwood Recreation Club, past and present…

Should any of you have any materials such as photographs, correspondence, Club Credentials, newspaper clippings, or any similar items related to the Braidwood Recreation Club, the town of Braidwood, or the local mining operations and wish to donate them to our new Committee please mail them to the Club Office at;


Braidwood Recreation Club HPC
P.O. Box 9
Braidwood, IL  60408


The materials will be arranged in a manner so that all Members may enjoy them. In creating this display we will Honor those who had the Initiative, Foresight, and Conviction to envision our beautiful Recreation Club from the spoils of the strip mining operations. If materials are received that would be more suited to be donated to the newly formed Braidwood Historical Society, they will be shared with that Organization as well.

Please include a note stating if you would like the materials copied and the originals returned to you. Also, please include information about the item submitted such as dates or the names of people in photographs, when possible. Please also include the name of the person (s) donating the item; as all items will be labeled with the Contributor’s names(s). Personal stories, anecdotes, etc. are also more than welcome to be submitted as well.

My goal in this project is to preserve, protect, and recognize the efforts of individuals who have made the Braidwood Recreation Club what it is today.

Respectfully yours,

Mary Beth Davis
Assistant Secretary-Treasurer
Braidwood Recreation Club