Spencer County Historical Society

Meeting Notes

February 17, 2004


The president called the meeting to order at 6:30 pm.

There were 10 members present with one guest.

A representative of the Spencer County Fair gave a report on the changes being made this year. The fair is moving to A.E.P. land this year. A most aggressive program of building is being planned.

A member made a motion to buy a plaque to represent the 150th anniversary of the Fair at a cost of $306. The motion passed.

A workday was scheduled for the Old Rockport Pioneer Cemetery on February 28, 8:00 to 11:30 AM. A dowsing demonstration may be given at the end of the work.

A motion was made and passed to have David Ranger as the County Historian.

A motion was made to pay the liability insurance for the May 1 Society Banquet. The motion passed.

A member gave an overview of the Charles Brame program on April 15. The Living Lincoln may be walking about Main Street, the Courthouse, and the Lincoln Pioneer Village in dress. A discussion about complimentary tickets for the program resulted in a motion to give them to selected people. The motion passed.

The library made a proposal to purchase a $1,500 computer and scanner for the Genealogy Department with the Historical Society paying $500. A motion was made and passed. The old computer would be used for patrons while the new one would be for library employees only.

A motion was made to purchase Dubois County Cemetery Book, Volume 5 for $33.50. The motion passed.

A member gave an update on the Boner Bridge project.

A discussion was held on the Historian of the Year and the Commemorative Historian of the Year. More discussion was held on a speaker for the Banquet.

Raymond Dawson proposed meeting at the South Spencer Middle School library for the next meeting on March 2. He will make a presentation on Access Spencer County.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:00 PM.