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November 2017 Newsletter

SCOTT COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Newsletter – November 2017

Well, how did you like the ‘trick’ Mother Nature played on us early Halloween morning?  I don’t remember ever Trick or Treating with my kids in the snow.  Of course, by noon the snow was gone, but it was (and still is) pretty cold for this time of year.  Forecasters are predicting lots of snow this winter.  Hey!  Didn’t they say that about this time last year, too?  Let’s hope we don’t have to wait until April 30th next year!

Enough with the weather.  This year is spinning to an end and we have only one more special event to look forward to (out here) – the annual Holiday Open House and Sugar Plum Sale.  That date is Sunday, December 17th from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.  This is our only fundraiser of the year, and we need your favorite Christmas cookies and candies for the sale, along with several people to help.  Please call the museum 872-5912 to let us know we can count on you.  Oh, and we have some nifty items in our gift shop – great stocking stuffers!

We have a new exhibit in the temporary gallery – Not a Christmas collection this year, but 100 years of newsworthy events from 1917 to 2017.  From the beginning of WWI through those decades ending in 7’s.  Interesting to research those years, and, hopefully, you will find it interesting to walk down memory lane with us.  Come in and check it out.  And we invite you to write down events you believe will ‘live on in history’ from the year 2017.

Although you were invited to bring in your baby/little kid photos for an exhibit this summer, this request went largely ignored!  So – no cutesy photo display of our members.  Now we’re hoping for a better response for a different kind of photo.  We would like to collect as many photos of our veterans in uniform as possible.  Any veteran, any service.  This might be an exhibit at some point, but we are mainly interested in adding these valuable historic photographs to our archival collection.  You don’t have to give up your photo – we’ll copy it.  Please, please help us with this important project.

We are very sorry to say goodbye to Christine Evans, a faithful member and volunteer for many years.  Please welcome new members Rita Smith, Marie Fletcher, Joel and Anya Kasselman family, Andrew and Heather Davis family, Landon and Angie Frank family, Brett and Darci Berry family, Tom and Judy Russell, Scott and Aleta See, John and Joan Shirley and Donald Fisk. 

As we come to the end of the year, please consider a tax-free donation to the Scott County Historical Society.  We’ve had good response to requests for funding the new roof and for LED lightbulbs, and we often receive grants for special projects, but funding is always vital to maintain our beautiful galleries.  Your year-end donation will help us and you, as all donations are tax-exempt.

Now – MARK YOUR CALENDAR:

Holiday Open House/Sugar Plum Sale – Sunday, December 17th 1:30-3:30 p.m.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING ~ ~ ~ MERRY CHRISTMAS ~ ~ ~HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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