Volunteers are like family around here. We lost a much-loved member of that family on July 3, 2014, when Joyce Fardoux passed away.
I love this picture of her from about 1990, standing with other volunteers in front of what would soon become the new home of the Museum at 609 Ridge Road. That's Joyce in front, on the right, with the big grin and all the badges and patches. We'll always remember her that way: bursting with enthusiasm, tirelessly cheerful, endlessly curious about history, eager to pitch in with whatever needed doing.
She especially loved giving programs for kids, and brought her gift for communicating with both children and animals to her volunteer work out at Historic Wagner Farm in Glenview, where she was a pillar of that institution for years and years. It seems like just yesterday that she brought one of her great-grandchildren by the Museum, and we had a chance to talk old times. Thanks, Joyce, for everything. We will miss you always.