Friends & Family

Hancock County Museum Commission

NEW CUMBERLAND — The regular meeting of the Hancock County Museum Commission was called to order at 6 p.m. at the museum by Vice President Vivian Weigel , who also led in the pledge to the flag.

Those attending were:   Vivian Weigel, Alice Mitchell, Marcus Trelaine, Bob McNeil, Joe Ghenne, John Brenneman, and (later) Linda McNeil.

Minutes of the previous meeting were unanimously approved as mailed.

Treasurer Bob McNeil presented the financial.

Old Business:

Poe Reading — Ghenne reported program is sponsored by the Art Council and was held Oct. 29 at the museum.  Andrew Kefer assisted in setting up for the event.

Church Renewel Contract — McNeil reported contacting the church but as yet has had no response.

New Business:

Discussion was heard regarding the offer of several pieces of antique furniture being offered thru P.J. Zuros.  This will be taken under advisement and a decision made later.

The donation of a wedding gown was received from Diana and Bill Lassan, and a baby crib and needlework picture from another donor.

Nominating Committee — Discussion was heard regarding changing the bylaws to have officers serve two years.  Due to the lack of a quorum, the matter was tabled. Ghenne and Trelaine will serve on the nominating committee.

Homer Laughlin Tent Sale — Mitchell reported work schedule completed.

McNeil reported contact with two individuals who have quilts they may be interested in donating to the museum.  He will investigate and report at a later date.

A Halloween event was held at the grave site of Judge Reddick near the Konchar property off Ross Road on Oct 21 and Fred Miller was the storyteller.

The business of the day being completed the meeting was adjourned.

Next meeting will be Nov. 3, at the museum.