Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Monthly Meeting - May 20, 2008

The regular monthly meeting of the Cambridge Historical Association was held Tuesday, May 20, 2008. Topics discussed included:
  • Don Erickson sent pictures of the railroad bridge to the Story County Conservation Board for use with the Heart of Iowa Nature Trail section from Cambridge to Maxwell.
  • Florence Wheeler and Wayne Messer talked with the Ballard 5th graders about the early history of Cambridge and the schools of Union Township.
  • Valerie Moore developed the country schools display which was used for the 5th graders talk. It will be on display at the Historical Association during Jubilee Days.
  • Don Erickson finished preparing the book Cambridge, Iowa 150 Years of Education in Cambridge and Union Township, Story County, Iowa. It is at the printers and will be available for the Cambridge Alumni Banquet and for Jubilee Days.
  • Preparation for Jubilee Days is underway. A display of advertising items from local companies has several items on loan from Max Olson and from Crystal Hughes. Also there is a display of 1900's clothing from the Carl Peterson family.
  • Julie Erickson had the newsletter ready for distribution. It was copied and addressed for mailing during the meeting. If you have not received your copy, please let us know.
  • Helen Heslop brought pictures of the 1990 flood and a copy of Cora Unashamed, which was filmed here, for display.
The next regular meeting will be Tuesday, June 17, 2008 at 7 p.m.

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