Bellefonte Historical and Cultural Association
Minutes of Past Meetings
February 12, 2016, 7 PM
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.
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 -
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
Next BHCA Meeting:
7 PM, Friday, March 11 at the Train Station
Jim Dunne, Secretary