The Museums are open
Saturdays in July and August from 11 am to 2
pm and by appointment please
or call 607-280-2099.
about the agricultural background of our community, or see original artifacts from the American Indian village in
the Town of Covert.
Restored Arch Chadwick photographs from Glass plate negatives will be on
display as well as many other exciting new and old items.
So Good a
Olive Evans Williams
by Nancy Saultz Radloff
Interlaken Historical Society is pleased to announce the recent publication
of “So Good a Time”: Life in the
as Documented in the Diary of Olive Evans Williams, the new book written
by local author Nancy Saultz Radloff.
Olive Williams began her diary in 1873, when she was 10˝ years old. The last
entry was written in September, 1878; the title of the book was taken from
that final entry. Olive wrote about life on the farm, school and social
events, health and dental care, Westward expansion,
travel by train, boat, and buggy, and the difficult economic times faced by
her family and their neighbors.
book, which includes a complete transcription of the diary, presents the
historical context of
Olive’s account of her
Radloff addresses these issues and connects them to Olive’s words, setting
national trends into a personal context. It
is the first time Olive’s diary has been available to the public, and many
local residents will be pleased to see their ancestors mentioned. For
example, Olive’s older half-brother Ransom and half-sister Stella both
married Rappleyes, and one of Olive’s best friends was Jennie Covert.
Order your copy