Pike Co. Genealogical Society and Museum held their spring meeting, April 2.
President Valerie Kottwitz opened the meeting with the pledge of allegiance.
The secretary minutes were read by President Kottwitz in the absence of secretary Linda Jo Harmon. Audrey Jones read the treasurer’s report, both were accepted as read.
Jones presented the group the very large key ring made for the museum by Charlie Cohea of Cyrene to hold the old jail keys given to us by the Pike County Commissioners. All four keys are on the ring.
Jones also presented to the group the four page article done on the library and museum in the February issue of the Cattlemen’s Advocate paper. It was a very good representation of what we are doing here in the county and what we are doing as a genealogical library.
The group discussed our up and coming events and projects.
April 25 beginner’s class at 6:30 p.m. at the library #5 East Church St. It’s a free class to everyone. We provide the beginner’s book.
There is a benefit event May 11, at Rob’s Auto Care in Louisiana for the Thomas family. It’s a bake sale and resale items.. Some society members will be helping with this event.
On Aug. 2 and 3 The society is going to the Genealogical Conference in Columbia Mo. We will have our books for sale there.
The first week in August the Society will teach a genealogy class at Camp Inlow west of Palmyra. We did this last year and we have been asked to do it again. We had a great time sharing and learning together.
Our new donations: Ink wells by Marie Haught, Champ Clark photos and cigar box by Marie Haught, Old primers by Bud & Audrey Jones, a school slate by Kay Reading, a Johnson will by Bill Unsell, Missouri Reviews by Nancy D., Updated Sisson family book by Tom Sisson, Keith family photos by Clayton Clampett, Missouri death indexes for Pike County, Lincoln County, Mongtomery County by Mel and Valerie Kottwitz. A 2012 Plat book by Marie Haught.
We are only as good as our donations and our volunteers. The museum will grow and grow but only with your help. We are excited with our up and coming museum project.
Our Cemetery Project is starting up again. So to all of you property owners we will be coming around. Our main areas are: New Hartford and Peno townships. We have a few left in other townships but not as much as those two.
Prairieville township is all complete.
The Society will be selling on Memorial Day weekend flowers at Rob’s Auto Care in Louisiana. These are memorial flowers, it goes to the Noix Creek Cemetery Association. So please drop by they are beautiful arrangements. Come get a deal and give to a great cause. Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday. They are made with love for your loved ones.
Please remember the museum if you have unique pieces you want to get rid of we are accepting donations.