Tuesday, April 4, 2006.
The president called the meeting to order at 6:50 PM with 12 members and one guest present.
The secretary read the minutes of the last meeting.
The treasurer's report was given.
There was a bill for postage for the last newsletter. A motion was made and seconded to reimburse the president and treasurer for expenses incurred for mailing of newsletters and postage. Motion carried.
The president gave a brief report on the Huffman Mill Bridge. They are working on checking the structure and possibly making a park at the bridge.
The president had a flyer telling about Perry County's Dogwood Festival and the activities that they will be having on April 22 and 23. The Tell City Historical Society will be having an overhead presentation in their upstairs meeting room (in the old library building) on Civil War Regiments. There will be a collection of Civil War memorabilia on display. There will also be a Civil War re-enactment at the City Hall Park. On Sunday there will be a Lincoln portrayer to greet visitors at the museum.
A member told about an Internet site that had a link to one of the tombstones on the South Spencer County School Corporation's site about the old Rockport Cemetery.
A member told about an e-mail that he had received from a person who was interested in giving a donation to the boy scout's cemetery project.
A member told about finding two more plaques done by George Honig in a church in Huntingburg, Indiana. This church was used in the movie Hard Rain. A discussion followed on various items made by Honig. At one time a bust of Lincoln was on a pedestal in the rotunda of the local courthouse. No one in the courthouse knows what happened to the bust.
A member asked when the president would be available to meet with the commissioners to have a picture dedication for Charles Lieb. After the Historical Banquet, the picture is to be placed in the courthouse.
The discussion turned to the upcoming Historian of the Year Banquet. A member is ordering the plaques that will be given. It was decided to meet Saturday morning, April 22, at 10:00 AM at the Chrisney Community Building to decorate. A member was going to purchase the needed table supplies.
A new member told about a project that he has been researching and working on - making reproductions of cabinets that were made by Thomas Lincoln, Abraham Lincoln's father. He has visited many locations to photograph and measure the cabinets. He is using techniques and tools that would have been used by Thomas Lincoln. He has already completed three cabinets and is ready to start on the fourth one.
A member suggested that the Society meet at the high school and have a presentation about the cabinets and the process the new member is using to create the cabinets. It was decided to meet at the High School on June 6, 2006 at 7:00 PM for the presentation, if the building can be reserved for that time.
A member told that there was a cabinet that had been made by Thomas Lincoln in the storage room at the courthouse.
The president read a letter from a soldier who was wanting a 1979 license plate from Spencer County that has the 74 prefix.
A motion was made and seconded to adjourn. Motion carried.
The meeting adjourned at 8:10 PM.
The next meeting will be May 2, 2006 at 7:00 PM in the Genealogy Room.