Bellefonte Historical and Cultural Association
Bellefonte, Pennsylvania
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 May 24, 1983, The Gamble Mill


Members Present: Melady Klausmeier, President, Chuck Young, Vice-President, Liane Schneeman, Secretary; Rob Gannon, Lisa Peters, Debbie Cree, Christal Thomas, Jack and Liza Yeager, Cherene Holland, Bonnie Leathers, Morgan Paine, Andre Demer, Rick Jacobs, Ted Conklin, Nancy Noll, Pat Bohinsky, Virginia Ulrich.


The meeting was called to order at 8:15 p.m. by Melady Klausmeier, President.


There was no Treasurer's Report.


Reports of Standing Committees


l. Tour of Artists' Studios: Morgan Paine reported that this event was a success. About 35 people participated in the tour. Refreshments were served at the end of the event, which gave the visitors an opportunity to learn more about the activities of BHCA. Some seven people wanted more information about the organization -- some indicating that they would be willing to work for BHCA. An effort should be made to contact these persons, offering them an opportunity to participate in BHCA.­


2. Gamble Mill Exhibition Space: More concrete plans have been made about the first uses of this space. Rob Fisher and Morgan Paine will have exhibitions in the near future. Rob Fisher is planning the first show -- for June 19 -- "an event" featuring a sculpture in con­junction with a dancer (or the other way around?). The show is planned to take place after the concert in the park, which begins at 7:00 p.m. No definitive plans, however, have been made. The space still needs work. Work sessions, beginning at 1:00 p.m., are planned for Memorial Day and June 5.


3. Concerts in the Park: Melady announced that the first concert will take place on June 19, with the Bellefonte High School Band in concert. Other events planned by this committee are a story teller for children, on July 9, at 10:30 a.m., and the Puppet Factory, on July 30, both in front of the Courthouse.


New Business


The posters made for the Tour of Artists' Studios were delivered too late for wide distribution. Morgan mentioned that the better part of the money received from PCA for this project (e.g. $340.00) went into the production of the posters. Other uses should therefore be found for them. Peter Salter agreed to sign them, and we should make attempts to sell them. Morgan also suggested that some nicely framed examples should be given to "deserving" individuals or organizations. He suggested the PCA, the Boro, Chamber of Commerce and County Commissioners. It would cost c. S4.00 or $5.00 to frame one poster. The motion was made, and passed, that $50.00 should be spent on having 10 posters framed; five to be sold for profit, the others to be given to said organizations. Perhaps at a later date more could be sold.

At the end of the meeting the group reviewed slides contributed by various members toward the slide show planned by BHCA for the mall. A motion was made, and passed, that Mary Armstrong should be asked to take 4 rolls of film (at 36 exposures each?) -- @ $20.00 per roll -- of events in Bellefonte that we would like see included in this show.

It was also resolved that in the near future a committee should be formed to work on Victorian dress patterns made from costumes now in the collection of Centre County Historical Museum. Such patterns

would be useful to theatrical groups such as PPA. It was also suggested that they could be sold as a fundraising project.


Concluding Remarks by the President


Melady Klausmeier pointed out that this was the last meeting of BHCA for the year 1982/83. New officers will be elected and installed at the September meeting. She observed that upon taking on the presidency, she set as her goals to increase both the visibility and membership of BHCA, and that both goals had been achieved.


The members of BHCA wish to thank Melady for her contribution to the organization, especially for the enthusiasm she has brought to her task during this past year.


The meeting was adjourned at 10:00 p.m.


Respectfully submitted,


Liane Schneeman, Secretary