Bellefonte Historical and Cultural Association
Bellefonte, Pennsylvania
Minutes of Past Meetings


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April 8, 2016, 7 PM
Train Station

Present:  Jim Dunne, Secretary, Dave Eggler, Treasurer,  Nancy Miller, Jeanne Newlin, Joseph Griffin,  Julia Kasdorf, Joanne Tosti-Vasey , Mack Mahan,  Melady Kehm.  A quorum was in attendance as defined by the BHCA bylaws.  Dave Eggler chaired the meeting.

Minutes – Minutes of 2016-3-11 were approved as amended (Julia. Melady)

Treasurer’s Report (Dave Eggler) - Approved (Joanne, Nancy Miller). Click here to read the report.

Committee Reports

     Curtin Village (Jeanne ) State is funding repairs.  Scheduled opening as usual first weekend in June.  Restored Historical Railroad train will drive by on May 15th, and later will stop when a a place to stop is established.  Membership drive (Sally Houser & Kate Gauchey).  Grants (Susan Hoover) for carriage house, kitchen and donation of major equipment from Lock Haven University.

     Summer Sounds - (Nancy Miller) - Repasz Band wants to change its date.

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

May 15 -  Curtin Street Chamber Players

     Victorian Christmas (Sally) - No report.

     Poetry (Julia) - Theresa Stouffer gave a workshop for Bellefonte High School Students.  Many of them read their poetry at the  3-18 Out Loud at the Museum.  Phil’s microphone/speaker system worked well.   Abby Minor received a grant from the Centre Foundation to present senior citizen poetry workshops at Centre Crest and Bellefonte.  Some will read at the Museum on June 3.

    Old House Fair (Joseph, Melady, Jeanne), April 29 & 30, 2016 - 51 signed up so far.  Registration available on site.  200 personal invitations were sent.

    Historic Preservation (Jeanne) - Freight House Design Committee has had 2 meetings.  Waterfront signs need to be approved by PHMC.  Phil Ruth, Nancy Perkins and Megan Tooker are on that committee.  St. Paul AME: BHCA is trying to aid their effort..  The Church was important in the abolitionist movement.   (The Slave's Cause: A History of Abolition by Manisha Sinha. $37.50, Yale University Press)

    Talleyrand Park (True) - Brief discussion of Fornicola Fountain, a butterfly garden and Bee Friendly Towns.

New Business - Now that Nancy Perkins is on HARB, and Mack Mahan is an alternate.  Nancy Millier will no longer be a regular attendee.  We thank her for her faithful HARB attendance.

Next BHCA Meeting:  7PM, Friday, May 20  at the Train Station

Jim Dunne, Secretary