Bellefonte Historical and Cultural Association
Bellefonte, Pennsylvania
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Minutes, September 11, 2009


Location:  Home of Joann Knupp, 441 N. Spring St., Bellefonte


Attendance:  JoAnn Knupp (President), Dave Eggler (Treasurer), True Fisher, Melady Kehm, Mary McMurtrie (Arts Administrator), Romayne Naylor (Vice-president), Sally Houser, True Fisher, Colina Seeley, Ziggy Coyle, Carl Miller, Nancy Miller, Keith Koch, Dean Fenton, Maryellen Hill, Bill Patrick, Laura Gauss, Gay Dunne, Jim Dunne (Secretary).


Minutes of July 24, 2009 meeting were approved


Treasurer's Report:  No report.


Mary McMurtrie was welcomed as the new Arts Administrator.


Victorian Christmas: Sally Houser reported that the dates of Victorian Christmas will be Dec. 11,12, &13.  Early publicity is planned.  Carriage rides will be available both Saturday & Sunday.  There will be a commemorative ornament this year.  Cool Beans will host teas and coffee.

            The Arts & Crafts show will be on Saturday only or Saturday & Sunday.  Most of the vendors had preferred the one day format.  Discussion led to a motion by Colina, seconded by True, that the show be limited to Saturday from 9:30 AM to 6:30 PM.  The venues will be at the YWCA and the Bellefonte Elementary School gym/cafeteria at Linn & Allegheny streets.  Mary & Jim agreed to update the Arts & Crafts mailing list, get the applications mailed out and have the application and information on the website as soon as possible.

            Concerts will be from 11 AM to 7:30 PM on Saturday and possibly on Sunday  2-5 PM.  The Bellefonte Community Choir has been tabled till next year.

            Wellsboro is a good example of the use of Victorian clothing for the celebration of Dickens Days.  Maryellen will help with Victorian costume research.

            Arts & Crafts Show setup, 7 AM, teardown, 6:30 PM                  

                        YWCA:  Jim & True

                        Elementary School - Mary, ?Dave.

Romayne will prepare pulled pork and coleslaw for the Elementary School  on Saturday 11 AM - 2 PM.


Fund Raising Activities: Joann will get prices for Glenn Miller band.  Melady recommended having a dance with the band instead of a sit down concert.  The plans for the Minstrel Show are on hold.  Other suggestions for fundraisers: a progressive porch party, possibly tied into the last Cruise, Victorian door photographs, Talleyrand Park picnic on the 4th of July.


Next Meetings:


Friday, October 16 at the Gatehouse on East Howard Street,  home of Melady Kehm


            Friday, November 13 at the Forge House, home of Keith Koch (tentative)



Respectfully submitted,  




James Dunne, secretary