The monthly meeting of the Historical Society

The monthly meeting of the Historical Society of St. Boniface and Maryhill Community was held on Monday, August 27 in the Edward Halter Home at 7 p.m.

ARCHIVIST & GENEALOGY – During the months of July and August research was done for John Baxter (Hauck / Lehman), Robert Vandeemter (Maryhill B. & B), Brenda Bower (Klein / Reinhardt), and Teresa Bard (Gehl).

BIRTHDAY CLUB  – Nineteen birthday cards were sent during July and 16 for August to members 80 years or older.

BUILDING MAINTENANCE – new lighting was installed to highlight the Schmuck pump display. New window wells will also be installed.

CHURCH – There were 2 deaths and  7 baptism’s during the summer.   We are looking into cleaning and preserving some of the stones and iron crosses in the “Old Walled” cemetery.  This will be a major undertaking and will take a couple of years.  Received  a picture of Sister Eleanor & Father Allister Olinski and  also a picture of Sister on her 100th birthday.

COMMUNITY – A brief guided tour of Maryhill was made. Worked on pictures of the  Bloomingdale 4-H club and  the Maryhill Junior Farmers.  Work is almost complete on the history of  Maryhill Mini-Mart.

FUNDRAISING  – Everything is starting to come together for Heritage Day.  Tickets sales have been good and will be for sale at two weekend Masses in September – 8th & 9th  and   15th & 16th.  Silent Auction items have also started to come in.

MEMBERSHIP – One new lifetime membership was received and also a change of address for another member.

PUBLICATIONS – The next newsletter will be going out the middle of September.

RESOURCE CENTRE – The Schmuck reunion was held on Sunday, August 19th in the backyard of the Historical House and was well attended.  A tour of the Schmuck monuments was prepared for the occasion.  The flowerbeds have been looked after all summer.

SCHOOL  – Received the 2017 / 18 St. Boniface School yearbook also a 1951 St. Jerome’s Lion year book.

WEBSITE CO-ORDINATOR – the website has been upgraded throughout the summer

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