We’ve got a lot going on this year!
— We have a new operating status, Board Member Emeritus, which is designated for long-time board members who, because of health or age issues, can no longer serve as an officer or director, but still want to be involved in our activities. These members have been devoted to the Society and have years of experience we can draw upon. Current Emeriti are listed at the foot of the page, along with current officers and board members.
— At Franklin Center, we are in the process of creating a new display board — this one will be permanent – entitled, GRIFFITH BECOMES AN OFFICIAL TOWN. Items displayed will be from 1904 and 1905, and include the petition for incorporation, election notice, election judges’ affidavits, 1904 special census, balloting results and incorporation order. These documents were saved by our late Board Member Merle Colby when they were going to be thrown out. And new school displays will be created this summer, as well.
— We continue to enter information into our cataloging program created for us four years ago by student member Logan Kulinski. To date we have entered nearly 10,000 items into this program, which are available for viewing and printing out when needed.
— At the Historical Park, basement cleaning is being done now and when the weather is better, a Boy Scout will be painting the inside of the Depot for his Eagle Scout Project.
— We are also considering two new events for the summer and fall. Watch this space as more information will be added as we’re further along in each project. As always, we are looking for volunteers so email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in helping.