The June (2021) meeting of the Pittsville Area Historical Society was called to order by President Chris Buchanan. Secretary and treasurer reports were presented and approved.
The first item of Old Business was a discussion about the barn and shed progress. Boy Scout Troop 123 helped move farm related items from the museum into the farm shed May 28. The scouts involved were Aiden Federwitz, Marcus Mapes, Logan Foemmel, Trace Wilke and Tristin Wilke along with their leaders Jack Wilke, Kari LaSee Wilke and Tanya Mapes. Wilke Construction finished landscaping around the barn and shed. Exhibits will be worked this summer.
Peg Rademan and Mary Czaja met with Ms. Meissner to choose leftover annuals from the high school greenhouse plant in our planters and in the garden bed in front of the new sign. They will work on existing beds to get them ready to put down mulch later in summer. New grass seed will have to be watered every few days if Mother Nature doesn’t cooperate.
Museum exhibits are being expanded and renovated now that space has opened up.
A brat fry is planned for Friday, June 18 at the Cenex Station from 9-4. Proceeds will be used to fund exhibit expenses.
We will have a float in the Fourth of July parade. A committee has been formed to work on it. The theme is One Flag, One Nation.
New Business included a discussion about the library program to be presented July 20. The theme will be “Recess in the Past”.
The museum will be open from 9-3 each Thursday through October and the last Sunday of the month from 11-3. Stop in to see what is happening with the new buildings and changes in older ones. If anyone has additional time to devote to your community, we will find a place to utilize your talents.