Who is the East Side History Club?
The East Side History Club is a project of the Goodman Community Center. The club gathers memories from past and present East Side residents, for sharing through publications and programs.
In the summer of 2006, Goodman Atwood Community Center director Becky Steinhoff encouraged local volunteers and history buffs to preserve our neighborhood history. By Fall 2006 Madison’s East Side History Club was formed.
We meet on the 3rd Saturday of most months, 2-4pm, at the Goodman Community Center. Club organizers provide programs and refreshments. Participants bring their photographs, stories, and memorabilia to share. Newcomers and old-timers find common ground as we explore what we know–or wish to find out–about our community.
In 2008 we produced our first publication, An East Side Album, for the Goodman Center’s grand opening in the old Kupfer Iron Works building. Contributions from 109 East Siders past and present fill over 160 pages with photos, stories, and recipes. Proceeds from sales of the book support future projects of the club. The book is available at the Goodman Center and some local gift shops and book stores.
Please visit the album’s website at www.eastsidehistorymadison.org where you may post a correction, or submit new material to the East Side History Club’s archive.
Thank you, East Siders, for your interest in our neighborhood!
Sarah White, Pat Martin, and Ann Waidelich, club organizers