Bellefonte Historical and Cultural Association
Bellefonte, Pennsylvania
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February 12, 2016, 7 PM
Train Station

Present:  Romayne Naylor, President, Jim Dunne, Secretary,  Nancy Miller, Jeanne Newlin, Joseph Griffin,  Sally Houser, Nancy Perkins, Julia Kasdorf, Joanne Tosti-Vasey , Marty Mahan, Colina Seeley, JoAnn Knupp, Dick Knupp.  A quorum was in attendance as defined by the BHCA bylaws.

Minutes – Minutes of 1/14/16 were approved. ( Sally, Joseph)

Treasurer’s Report (Dave Eggler) - No report.  PCA award of $2217 was acknowledged, but won't be received until the State budged is passed.

Committee Reports

     Curtin Village (Jeanne ) There is a minimum number of board members for bylaws revision, but they could use more.  Sally is the membership committee.  The bridge from the highway has been repaired by PHMC.   The outside restrooms will be repaired in April in time for May school tours.  Curtin Village will be ope to the public from June through October.  The caretakers wife is the webmaster.  They are looking for a construction grant.  Jumping the Pit will be offered for sale.

     Summer Sounds - (JoAnn, Nancy Miller) - Committee members: JoAnn, Nancy M., Bonnie Leathers, Sandy Jostin, Denise Zook.  The schedule is set bu shuffling and awaiting confirmation from Repaz  

     Sunday Afternoons at the Library – Sundays, 2:30 PM, Historical Museum:

March 6 -  Easterly Chamber Players                                                               
 March 20 -  Anne-Marie Hildebrandt, Celtic harp, Paul Kim, cello                  
May 15 -  Curtin Street Chamber Players

     Victorian Christmas - Sally is working to get bus tours from CCVB.

     Poetry (Julia) - Bellefonte Moth Saturday, February 2/20/16, 7:30 PM.. The microphone system needs improvement.  BHCA will help. Colina will work on finding a consultant.

    Old House Fair (Joseph, Melady, Jeanne), April 29 & 30, 2016 - Joseph gave an entertaining overview of the fund raising efforts.  He requested a $1000 donation from BHCA.  A motion to approve the donation was approved (Sally, Keith).

    Historic Preservation (Jeanne) - Freight house: Nancy Perkins discussed the preliminary design for the museum interior.  She showed a sample of a plastic sign material

    Talleyrand Park (True) - No report

New Business - 1. Volunteer Fair is March 5 at the APS.  BHCA has exhibited for the last 3 Fairs and will be present this year. 
2. Gary showed a booklet Jim Thorpe with simple drawings of its architecture.  A similar booklet might be useful to promote Bellefonte.  A poster of Bellefonte Archicture was also proposed.

3.  A Bellefonte marketing consultant was engaged by HBI, and the Chamber will present a set of tour packages which will emphasize the iron industry and historic architecture,  January 29, 1 PM at the APS (Sally).

Next BHCA Meeting:  7 PM, Friday, March 11 at the Train Station

Jim Dunne, Secretary