Marlow Historical Society
Thursday, June 2, 2011
Chapel at 6:30 PM
Present: Maria Baril, Mary Blank, Gen Ells,Loisanne Foster, Johanna Kent, and
The Secretary’s Report was read and accepted as read. The Treasurer’s Report
was presented and approved.
Fence Restoration Project
We reviewed the specifications for
the Pond Fence Restoration Project and the bid list, those who will receive
the opportunity to bid. We are impressed with the thoroughness of the specs
and the diagram. We chose June 20th for the closing date for bids. The small
trees behind the fence will have to go so as to maintain the integrity of the
seating of the fence.
Baseball Program Preparation
The program will be held June 4 at 7:00 PM at Perkins School. The presenter,
Bob Hannings, will display many square feet of baseball ephemera and
artifacts. MHS will set up the tables and move the chairs on preparation.
Mary and Al will cover the tables. Mary passed out posters. After some
discussion, we agreed to offer Mr. Hannings $100.00 fpr the program. Mary
passed out posters.
Mary found archival storage for our
historical quilts on Amazon for half the price of the other catalogs. We
decided to take advantage of the offer.
Mary Blank, Joanne Thomas, and
Maria Baril will continue the archives work in the MHS office Tuesday
Morning, June 7.
Mary had contacted Ken Croteau at The Keene Sentinel Office to see if we
could have a free subscription to that paper. Despite our loyal support of
“The Way We Were” by submitting many Marlow articles, we were refused the
courtesy subscription. We were offered an on-line subscription of $52.56 for
52 weeks. After some debate, we decided to subscribe so that we can have
clearly-printed copies of the articles that relate to Marlow. We made
personal donatins to cover the expense.
This will be held on Friday, June
17. Joanne Thomas and Mary Blank will attend.
Humanities Council Program
We chose Oct. 29 for the program.
Our first choice is “Run-Away Wives,” showing the plight of women who left
their families in the days before women were not well-educated or accepted as
professional. Our alternates are “A Woman Who Keeps Good Orders,” about women
tavern keepers and “Baked Beans and Fried Clams,” showing how food defines a
region, by the author, Edie Clark.
Marlow’s Birthday Party
We will keep the museum open on Saturday
from 12:30 - 3:00 PM except from 1:00 - 1:30 PM, the time of the community
photograph and the time of the parade, beginning at 11:00 AM. Joanne will
take 12:30 - 1:00 PM. Loisanne will take 2:00 - 2:30 PM. The other slots will
Loisanne will conduct a tour of Marlow historical sites from 9:00 - 10:30
beginning in front of Jones Hall.
The variety show will be held at Jones Hall on Friday night. Roxanne
McConnelly is in charge of it.
Marcia Levesque suggested, through
Maria, that we make a photo album of the festivities. Joanne suggested that
it be available in the form of a CD. We agreed that this will be a
time-consuming project, but we have no time table. We decided to ask Dave
Stewart to help us.
The Children’s Poems
Loisanne will ask Phyllis Peterson for copies of the wonderful Marlow poems
the children of Perkins School wrote for the arts and literature program. At
least, they should be preserved. At best, we can publish them so more people
can enjoy them.
Murray Hall Flowers
Joanne Thomas will take care of the flowers in the Murray Hall window boxes
after the robins nesting there leave.
The meeting was adjourned at 7:57 PM.
Loisanne Foster, Secretary