CLEARFIELD – The board of directors of the Clearfield County Historical Society met Tuesday, Feb. 20 at the Alexander Research Center.
The board thanked member Susan Williams and all who participated in its annual book sale and Christmas events. The society now has nearly 700 members.
- Denny Shaffner gave the board an update on grants received from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
- Julie Houston and Becky Hummel presented a schedule of volunteer museum greeters.
- The board heard of an update to the society’s Web site, net and thanked volunteer Jim Moore for his efforts and help.
- Plans were made to open the museum from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday, March 17, in coordination with Clearfield Sportsman’s Day, in order to offer viewing of the recent Elk Display to those interested.
- A “work day” was scheduled for Sunday, April 8 at 1 p.m., to get the museum ready for its opening in May. Interested community volunteers are invited to participate.
- Projected dates for Society events are:
- Sunday, May 6: Museum and Research Center opening for 2018
- Sunday, Oct. 14: Annual Cider Festival at the historic Bloody Knox Cabin in Kelllytown.
- Thursday, Oct. 25: Annual Dinner at St. Timothy’s Church Hall in Curwensville.
The museum and research center will open Sunday, May 6 and will continue to keep hours on Thursdays and Sundays, from 1:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m., until the end of October. It will be closed May 27 for Memorial Day weekend and on Sept. 2 for Labor Day weekend.
The board warmly welcomes those interested in local history, genealogy and Clearfield County folklore to visit its museum and research center.
Tours are free of charge. Families, organizational groups, school groups and individuals will find a tour of the facilities worthwhile.