Half-Shire Historical Society News – 40th Anniversary Slated

On November 10, our organization will celebrate its 40th anniversary with a full day of activities capped by a free concert Saturday evening by locally renowned country band “Still kickin”.

The day will begin early with our regular Saturday research hours from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

At 4 p.m., an anniversary reception will begin, followed by a 5 p.m. dinner.

We are currently taking reservations for dinner, which is expected to be catered.

“Still Kickin” will begin to entertain after 7 p.m.

Contact President Doyle’s home 298-3620 to reserve a seat for dinner, or for more information.

The public is invited to the free concert!

Half-Shire was actually founded with a meeting on November 15, 1972 following a meeting that night at the Sandy Creek Home of Floyd Kent and daughter Marie Kent (later Parsons).

Now as we reach our 40th anniversary the idea of an Eastern Shore Historical Society covering at least seven townships has grown to reach into two other counties with eleven townships tied together to preserve, protect and present the rich history of the region.

2012 has been a very busy 39th year.

Sometimes in trying to juggle messy building renovations, regular hours and meetings along with a burgeoning membership, we’ve gotten behind in research requests.

The good news is, with our two new furnaces installed and running we are not planning to close for the season as we have for most of our history.

We will examine the weather daily and for the time being will continue Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. or by appointment.

Our dedicated volunteers led by Erma Schroeder and Sharon Turo will keep an eye on the weather as they plan their work days.

Call President Doyle ahead to ensure we will be staffed if planning on coming from out of

315-298-3620 or [email protected]

We look forward to seeing as many friends from past and present on the 10th!

Half-Shire can be found on the web at www.halfshire.com

Our site has wireless internet service and a phone at 298-2986.