Marlow Historical Society Minutes - June 2011

Executive Board Meeting
Marlow Historical Society
Thursday, June 2, 2011
Chapel at 6:30 PM

Present: Maria Baril, Mary Blank, Gen Ells,Loisanne Foster, Johanna Kent, and Joanne Thomas

The Secretary’s Report was read and accepted as read. The Treasurer’s Report was presented and approved.

Old Business:

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.

Quilt Storage
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.

Archives Work
Mary Blank, Joanne Thomas, and Maria Baril will continue the archives work in the MHS office Tuesday Morning, June 7.

Sentinel Subscription

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.

New Business:

HSCC Roundtable
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 be determined.

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.

Photo Album
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.

Respectfully submitted,
Loisanne Foster, Secretary