Garrettsville – The May 19, 2014 meeting of the James A. Garfield Historical Society was focused on three main items :
***The Mott building will be open on May 24 during the Main Street CAR SHOW and on June 7 for the regular, first-Saturday-of-the-month Open House from 10:00 to 2:00.
***Many of the surviving documents—maps, abstracts of land titles and transfers, etc.—which had been in the Mishler office, which survived the Buckeye Block Fire, will be coming to the society. There are records dating back to the establishment of the Connecticut Western Reserve, a treasure trove for research and historical interest.
***Christmas Walk is coming! The signs need repainting. The advertising should begin to be organized, with special emphasis on local and senior groups. Questions arose as to whether it would be worthwhile to attempt to make transportation arrangements, when these were not fully utilized in 2012. Valorie McCullough asked if there was a count from 2012 regarding the number of meals and refreshments served. Inquiries will be made. The Nelson United Methodist Church will be on the Walk this year in recognition of the celebration of their bicentennial. All in attendance expressed appreciation and thanks for the excellent refreshments donated by the church following the recent historical marker dedication. They were a great addition to the event.
The winner of the society’s scholarship will be announced at the James A. Garfield High School Senior Awards program on May 28.