Carnegie Historical Museum Board of Trustees Meet

The Carnegie Historical Museum Board of Trustees met in the Carnegie Museum Meeting Room on July 28, 2022 with Mark Shafer, Joe Hunt, Therese Cummiskey, Kathy Tollenaere, Gloria Countryman, Lawrence Eyre, John Morrissey, Sheri Blough Neff and David Neff.

Mark Shafer gave his director’s report along with the special projects he completed this month. Joe Hunt shared the Treasurers report. Therese Cummiskey recounted an afternoon of VILLAGE LIFE, with Corn Husk dolls, face paint and corn grinding as part of Visit Fairfield’s family trip. Dave Neff spoke about the August Heritage Farm exhibit and his plans for 2023 for future exhibits.

Gloria Countryman reported on the success of the Fairfield Area Chamber of Commerce Open House with nearly 200 visitors to the museum. She also shared the meeting with contractors regarding the foundation project on the SW corner foundation of the Carnegie Building. Kathy Tollenaere spoke about the Lunch and Learn program and upcoming Jefferson County Farm and Cemetery exhibits.

The next “Lunch and Learn” program for volunteers and members will take place on Friday, August 26, 2022 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Bring your lunch on the second floor of the Museum. The subject will be Mehitable Woods; local heroine, especially during the time of the civil war. If you would like to become a volunteer or a member, please visit the museum office at 112 South Court Street to obtain the appropriate form to complete and return.

The next meeting of the Museum’s Board of Trustees will be held on August 25, 2022 in the Carnegie Historical Museum‘s Boardroom.

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