JANUARY 2019

AS WE BEGIN ANOTHER YEAR AT THE SEVEN VALLEYS HISTORICAL SOCIETY, WE REFLECT BACK ON ALL THE VOLUNTEER HOURS AND DONATIONS GIVEN SO THAT WE CAN CONTINUE TO SERVE OUR AREA IN THE PRESERVATION OF THE LOCAL HISTORY. OUR MEMBERS ARE FEW IN NUMBERS BUT STRONG IN DEDICATION TO THIS AWESOME MUSEUM. WE APPRECIATE THE HELP WE ARE GIVEN NOT ONLY IN MONETARY DONATIONS BUT WITH PHYSICAL HELP OF VARIOUS PROJECTS AS WELL.

SO…. THANK YOU TO OUR LOYAL HELPERS AND SUPPORTERS.

WE LOOK FORWARD TO THE NEW YEAR AND HAVE SEVERAL IDEAS FOR UPDATING OUR DISPLAYS TO ASSURE A FRESH LOOK AND ADDED INTEREST TO THE ITEMS WE ARE CARETAKERS OF. WE WANT VISITORS TO HAVE A ‘WOW’ EXPERIENCE AS THEY COME TO OUR MUSEUM AND TAKE A STEP BACK IN TIME. WE ARE TRYING TO GET ITEMS LABELED SO VISITORS CAN ‘LEARN’ AS THEY TOUR.

THE NEW ROOF SEALANT PROJECT WAS COMPLETED LAST FALL TO HOPEFULLY PREVENT MOISTURE LEAKS FOR MANY YEARS TO COME. WE ADDED A NEW GARAGE DOOR AT THE ANNEX WHICH IMPROVED THE AESTHETICS TO THE FRONT OF THAT BUILDING. THE ENTRANCE RAMP TO THE MAIN BUILDING WAS A GREAT IMPROVEMENT AND ALLOWS FOR MUCH EASIER ACCESS. THE HISTORIC EPISCOPAL CHURCH HAS SOME ISSUES WITH DETERIORATING PLASTER AND INFORMATION IS BEING GATHERED AS TO HOW TO PROCEED WITH REPAIRS TO MAINTAIN THE INTEGRITY OF THE BUILDING.

NEW MEMBERSHIPS ARE WELCOME AND ENCOURAGED. WE WOULD LOVE TO HAVE YOU JOIN OUR TEAM AS WE CONTINUE TO PRESERVE THE HISTORY OF THOSE THAT HAVE PIONEERED BEFORE US. WE MEET ON THE 4TH WEDNESDAY OF EACH MONTH AT 4PM AT THE MAIN MUSEUM BUILDING. WE’D LOVE TO HAVE YOU STOP BY; OR YOU CAN CALL ANY MEMBER IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS.