October 2017 meeting of the Hamilton County Historical Alliance

Minutes of the October 14, 2017 Hamilton County Historical Alliance Meeting
Stanhope Community Center, Stanhope, Iowa

Secretary Report
Hamilton County Historical Alliance met at Stanhope Community Center on Saturday, October 14, 2017. The meeting was called to order at 10:00 am. There were 11 in attendance, including a new member from Stratford, Mary Jo Johnson, and new member from Stanhope, Dee Weir. We also had one guest present.

Roll call theme was ‘Tell about a disaster that happened in your town, preferably long ago.’ Several interesting stories were shared.

The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved with a motion by Jackie, and a second by Bruce.

Discussions and Information Sharing:

 * Janet handed out copies of the Constitution.

 * Election of officers took place. Janet Adix committed to one more year as President, and Debra Caudle-Chavira committed to one more year as Secretary. Motion to approve by Jackie. Seconded by Bruce.

 * Bruce Johnson gave an update on happenings at the Jewell museum.

 * Jewell museum had a visit from a student of museum studies. She shared her knowledge and made suggestions for needed changes.

 * Janet Adix donated a historical mug and pens with Jewell business information to the Jewell museum. 

 * Dee Weir showed the signs that will go into the Stanhope Main Street planters. They have historical information and pictures on them.

 * Dee also shared information about the Carlson farm, artifacts, and depot.

 * Janet Adix reported she has been using eBay to find artifacts for the Ellsworth museum. She has purchased a few items.

 * Wayne shared about his trip to Washington following the Clair/Staples family reunions, and his visit to the American History Museum.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:02am.

Next Meeting: Saturday, January 20, 2018 @ 10:00 AM, at Mary Jo’s home in Stratford. 

Submitted by Debra Caudle Chavira, Secretary
Back to Alliance Page

 back Home