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


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March 24, 2017, 7 PM
Bellefonte Art Museum

Present: Romayne Naylor, President, , Joseph Griffin, Vice-President, Jim Dunne, Secretary; Dave Eggler, Treasurer; Gay Dunne, Melady Kehm, Keith Koch, Nancy Perkins; True Fisher, Jeanne Newlin, Joanne Tosti-Vasey, Sally Houser, Nancy Miller, Karen Arnold.  A quorum was in attendance as defined by the BHCA bylaws.

Minutes – Minutes of 2017- 02-16 were approved (Joanne, Joseph).


Treasurer’s Report (Dave Eggler) - PCA check arrived. Fountain Sign expense included. Click here to read the report.


Committee Reports


     Summer Sounds (Nancy Miller) - An application needs to be submitted with the Borough. Dave will do the Garver Fund application


     Sunday Afternoons at the Library - Sundays, 2:30 PM, Centre County Library Historical Museum. The concert featuring Amanda Silliker, mezzo-soprano, and Svetlana Rodionova, piano, was well attended and well received.

May 14 - Curtin Street Chamber Players


     Victorian Christmas (Sally, Jim) - The High School as a venue has not yet been secured


     Poetry (Julia, Patrick) - Out Loud at the Bellefonte Art Museum. The  March 17, 7:30 PM - Young People’s Poetry was cancelled.

                                                     Poem in Your Pocket - April 14, Friday, 7:30 p.m.    Audience members share favorite published poems in celebration of National Poetry Month.

                                                  Elder Voices in Centre County - May 19, Friday, 6 p.m.  New Writing by members of groups facilitated by Abby Minor


    Old House Fair (Joseph, Melady, Jeanne), April 28 & 29, 2017 - OHF website should be online shortly.


    Historic Preservation (Jeanne) - Joanne reported the closing for the Gamble Mill is scheduled for April 5.

         Report on Curtin Village: Lots of physical exterior work done.  Kitchen renovation almost done.  Paddle Park: DEP & Fish Commision reps met with Dave Kurtz to evaluate for stream restoration.  They suggested an emergency application to restore
         the stream to how it was.  Temple Court opening was Friday, March 17.  VFW will not be moving to the Mattress Factory.  The Presbyterian Church is in need of restoration (Karen)


    Talleyrand Park (True) - HBI will provide $1000 for Park signs. The Edible and Pollinator gardens are scheduled for spring maintenance and planting.  True is presenting an Olli course on Talleyrand Park on April 24.


     New Business -


     Next BHCA Meeting: 7 PM, Friday, May 12 at the Bellefonte Art Museum.

             Board of Directors Meeting at 6:30 PM.  Board Members: Jim Dunne, Jonathan Eburne, Dave Eggler, Joseph Griffin, Keith Koch, Romayne Naylor, Jeanne Newlin, Patrick North, Joanne Tosti-Vasey.


Jim Dunne, Secretary