“Wheaton Remembers” is a recurring television series in which longtime Wheaton residents share their stories of growing up in Wheaton to educate residents and preserve Wheaton’s history for future generations.
Read the synopsis of each edition below, and click on the titles to watch the videos.
Want to Be on Wheaton Remembers?
If you or someone you know are a longtime Wheaton resident and are interested in being a guest on “Wheaton Remembers,” contact Richard Sagen at 630-260-2036 or email@example.com. The City is seeking both individuals and small groups to participate in the series.
Wheaton Remembers: Wheaton Community High School in the '30s and '40s
Former principal Chuck Baker sits down with Howard Duncan (Wheaton Community High School class of 1939), Harold Gaede (class of 1946) and Paul Schatz (class of 1948) to recall their memories of attending the school and what Wheaton was like in the 1930s and 1940s.
Hear from longtime friends and lifelong Wheaton residents Diane Knippen Lynch and Jim Scheffler what it was like growing up in Wheaton. The pair met in elementary school and swap stories about old hangouts like Willow Snack or the Wheaton Theatre, or how there was a Woolworth’s in downtown Wheaton.
Classmates Pam Burt Lowrie, Sue Daleiden Denson, Fred Bennett and David Hennicke remember Wheaton back when the jitterbug was a popular dance, families practiced blackout drills to hide from World War II enemies, and teenagers frequented drive-in restaurants. The classmates reminisce about their school days during this edition of “Wheaton Remembers.”
This edition of “Wheaton Remembers” features Robert Macht, who grew up on a Wheaton farm in the 1920s and 1930s. His captivating childhood recollections will give you a taste of what Wheaton was like when Model T’s graced the streets and cows roamed the fields of small-town Wheaton.
Lifelong resident Pam Lowrie shares recollections of what it was like to grow up in Wheaton in the late 1930s to 1950s. See the historic home in which she lived, learn about the company her family started and find out how events like World War II affected the Wheaton community.
Moderator Lew Morgan welcomes three more Wheaton residents with ties to sports on this second edition of “Wheaton Remembers.” Morgan, Sam Sublett, Lee Pfund and Ed Ewoldt trade memories of local sports heroes, national sports figures popular during their childhoods and local athletes who gained national prominence.
On this first episode of “Wheaton Remembers,” four longtime Wheaton residents informally discussed their memories of growing up in Wheaton. The result is an interesting look at Wheaton’s history told through the eyes of four people who have seen the city through many changes: Lew Morgan, Tom Kay, Herb Wehling and Lee Roberts.