At the 2016 ANNUAL MEETING OF THE WHB HISTORICAL SOCIETY, the following members who have passed on during the past year were remembered…
We appreciate all their work and dedication. We will miss them all. They are tough act to follow.
Overall recap is included in the President’s Report – so I thought I’d share a few photos from the past year that highlight some of our events, and also show you some of the artifacts that were donated this past year, and will be featured in future exhibits. Enjoy!
It’s always amazing to me when I look back on a year of activity – how much we did – and how varied it was.
Yes, we always have that fabulous opening cocktail party at Staar Boggs.
Yes, we always have a summer exhibit.
Yes, we had a yard sale.
Yes, we always have some other events – like a walking tour, and of course we always have a pot luck supper.
We take them all for granted, failing sometimes to realize that there are volunteers behind each event who work very hard to make it all work.
Can we have a round of applause for the VOLUNTEERS!!
Getting back to how varied our activities were this year and what made this year so productive was that we really worked hard at fulfilling our Mission:
TO PRESERVE THE HISTORY OF THE GREATER WESTHAMTON AREA,
AND TO PROVIDE DIVERSE AND ONGOING OPPORTUNITES TO TRANSFER KNOWLEDGE OF THIS HERITAGE
TO CURRENT AND FUTURE GENERATIONS.
FOR VOLUNTEERS, THESE ARE DUAUNTING TASKS, BUT WE GET THE JOB DONE AND OUR MISSION CONTINUES.
Under our new President’s direction, our Committees will continue to meet and make plans for the coming year. These plans will be discussed at the February Board Meeting and provide concrete direction for the coming year.
There continue to be special events planned throughout the town highlighting our many villages. A traveling exhibit is making the rounds throughout the town, with each village contributing artifacts – Our contribution was “Henry” the duck and additional information from our “Just Ducky” exhibit of 2012. Follow the link to see what’s planned http://historic.southamptontownny.gov/historictours.html
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