Dear Members and Friends,
I hope everyone enjoyed our good old fashioned winter this year. We have had so many green ones recently that I really enjoyed the snow. Of course, it helps that I have retired and didn’t have to plow in the morning before I went to work. It was also great that the kids were able to get out and sleigh ride or snowmobile for a change.
The Calder Cafe, held the first Friday of the month from November to April, was wonderful again this year. We had great attendance each month and only had to reschedule once (December). A special thank you goes out to all the musicians and those who attended. Everyone seemed to have a great time and even joined in the singing of several of the songs. I am already looking forward to next winter when we start up again.
We were notified that some of our grants have been cut or reduced in the amount we will be receiving. We rely on the grants to help operate and maintain the Museum. In addition to the regular maintenance of the building, we have to build a roof over the ramp and look into getting a new computer system this year. I have noted this in the Annual Appeal letter and hope that members and friends of the Historical Society will be able to help us by making a larger donation this year.
Once again we are looking forward to three weekends of Joel Hill Sawmill tours and demos, and our Annual Car Show which will be held on June 20. Check out the Museum and Calder Shop schedule on pages 4 & 5 for all the special events and other programs being held this summer. ~Art