|The Hamilton County
historical Alliance met Saturday morning in the Stratford home of Mary
Jo Johnson. Present were:
*Representing Stanhope: Wayne
Romp, Billie Shelton
*Representing Webster City:
Mary Jo Johnson
Jackie Frederick, Bruce Johnson, Alan Spohnheimer, Dick Steffen
Minutes - Minutes of the July 17, 2019 meeting were
Preliminary Discussion - Attendees spent a few minutes
“catching up” with each other, since the last meeting was three years or
Stanhope - Billie and Wayne,
as well as others in the group, discussed the ongoing
Stanhope Depot project, and The “Tavern 17” restoration project.
Webster City - Loween discussed
the current vintage clothing display at the Jane Young Home.
She also updated the group on current restoration and conservation projects
in the community, especially the Wilson Brewer Park project, on which Wayne
has also been working, and the Bowden Family gift which, along with County
help, could result in a facility in which all communities can have displays.
Jewell - Dick shared some
artifacts found in the Jewell History Museum which would better be placed
with some of the other Hamilton County communities. Jewell
representatives updated the group on improvements to the Jewell History
Museum, and on plans to institute a series of presentations of historical
significance. Alan shared some historic programs from Hamilton
County Music Festivals concerts.
*Dragoon trail signs: it
was note that these seem to be deteriorating
discussion as to the desirability of having such items sto distribute to
area visitor centers. Loween indicated that she’s had experience
developing such items for the Jane Young House and could help with this.
*Possibility of the Alliance
working more closely with the County Supervisors.
*Contributions made by Hamilton
County African Americans such as Don Graves and Maurice V. Esters.
The meeting ended at 12:00 AM
Saturday, January 28, 2023, at 10:00 AM at the Jane
Young House in Webster City.