We received donations of 2 photos from Bernard Sanders. One is of St. Michael's First Communion Class of 1925 with names on the back. The other is of Short School in Cynthian Twp. in 1923 also with names.
We also received items from William Frilling pertaining to Edwin Frilling who was in WWII and was killed in a car accident in 1953. There is a Bluejackets' Navy Manual, 1944 with photos of Mr. Frilling, a memorial book from Heinl Funeral Home and a 48 star flag from the funeral.
The church people found a wooden box and donated it to us. It has white and black marbles in it and was used in the old days to decide who was allowed to join an organization. If you got a black marble you were rejected. That's where the term, "blackballing" came from.
Tom Busse is still painting in the museum and has chosen a nice pink paint for the dress shop. Alice Barhorst has promised to help him with the decorating.
Jim Rosengarten says the roofs might need some work. There has been talk of dismantling the old dumb waiter in the interest of more floor space. Although it may have seemed like a good idea at the time it has never really worked.
A historical sign has been found that was once out on the road but it is different from the more recent one that is missing. It is shaped like the state of Ohio. Does anyone remember where it was? We don't think it was in front of the Fleckenstein farm.
We would like to build a base for the bell with the bricks from the old school. We would also like to have a plaque made for the stone block that looks like a tombstone.
A suggestion has been made that we participate in the village garage sales in the fall. Members or anyone would donate items to sell.
A display of old typewriters will be set up for the summer season. If anyone has anything to loan temporarily I would appreciate it. The ones we have are from the 19 teens and it would be nice to have some from other decades. If you have an old manual you don't care about and would like to loan I would like to set one up for the kids to try. Most of them have never seen a typewriter. We don't want to type on the antique ones. A toy typewriter or other old office machines would be nice too.
New members are always welcome. Dues are $10.00 a year.
Rosemary Brussell, president, 937-295-2863
Alice Barhorst, vice president, 937-295-3553
Sheila Quinlin, secretary
Dorothy Quinlin, treasurer, 937-295-2659
Jim Rosengarten, curator, 937-295-3998