Monday, September 15, 2008

Monthly Meeting - August 19, 2008

The regular monthly meeting of the Cambridge Historical Association was held Tuesday, August 19, 2008. Among the topics discussed were:
  • Don and Julie Erickson and Wayne Messer attended the initial CHAT Meeting for region 5 at the Boone Historical Society on July 30. This is an opportunity for the cultural, historic, and arts groups to work together. Our region, one of 13 in the state, is the 8 counties around Boone county. Cyndi Pederson, the head of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs, is leading the creation of these teams (CHAT is Culture History Arts Team) to raise the profile of these industries.
  • Book sales of our new book, Cambridge, Iowa 150 Years of Education in Cambridge and Union Township, Story County, Iowa, continued. The schools and libraries which should receive a copy of this book, the same ones which have our first book, were discussed.
  • The history of current and former Cambridge, Iowa organizations are topics that may need further development. We discussed the Legion Auxiliary, the Bucket Brigade (a fire company auxiliary), Jaycees, and Eastern Star. Are there other organizations which should be added?
  • We received a Buland Specials ad from Nels Nord of the Huxley Historical Society. Thank you for this ad from an early Cambridge store. It is now on display in the Cambridge Historical Association.
The next regular meeting will be held Tuesday, September 16, 2008, at 7 p.m.

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