NOON TILL FIVE
Celebrating 40 years of Passion, Endurance and Loyalty
After our first year of operation - 1973 - this is what I wrote:
NIPIGON AND DISTRICT HISTORICAL MUSEUM SOCIETY NEWSLETTER
"Season's Greetings - to our 139 members.
A general meeting will be held Thursday, January 17, 1974 - at which time officers for the year ending December 31, 1974 will be elected: president, vice president, treasurer, recording secretary, corresponding secretary and two liaison officers from the Museum Board. This year they were: Betty Brill, Lois Horton, Roland Choiselat, Iris Seguin, L. McConnell, Buzz Lein and John Dampier.
This winter season should be a busy one - can you help in some capacity? - there is the painting to be done (when the Museum Board gets the paint); and the cataloguing to be done (when the Museum Board gets the forms); and the cabinet glass and shelves to be put in ( when the Museum Board gets the glass); and research to be done on the history of some of the articles donated to the museum ( By anyone who wants to try their hand at letter writing).
If you can't make our meeting but have an idea - pass it along by mail or phone.
This summer (1973) during our 360 hours of open time from July 1 to September 30, we had visitors from Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and various places around North America. We missed South America by a hair (Trinidad).
With our little bit of advertising we pulled in 1500 visitors and our silver collection admission brought in $236.00 to the town.
To those of you who didn't get a chance to spend some time "babysitting" the museum ( no paid staff only volunteers) - boy did you miss something!
Those oooh's and Ahhhs ( at the sight of the moose-horn table), all the laughter ( at some of Buzz's captions/explanations), the ringing of the cash register ( a hands -on display) and a free piece of amethyst.
Thank you all for your support in this our first year of being.
See you you January 17th at the museum around 8PM.
PASSION ENDURANCE AND LOYALTY CONTINUED FOR 40 YEARS.
|The Nipigon Historical Museum "patch"|
Designed by E. Choiselat 1973
Our forests our water and the Beaver Skin
All symbols of Why people came to Nipigon