March 1, 2011


The Spencer County Historical Society met on Tuesday, March 1, 2011 in the Rockport Library Genealogy Room.


The meeting was called to order by the president at 6:30 PM with seven members present.


The minutes from the last meeting were read and approved.


The treasurer’s report was given


There was a short discussion about the upcoming Historian of the Year banquet.  The Society will be decorating the Community Center the morning of April 16, 2011.


It was mentioned that a member would be speaking to The Lincoln Club of Southern Indiana on Wednesday, March 2, 2011.


It was also mentioned that a member would be giving a talk on Thomas Lincoln’s cabinetry at the Farm Bureau banquet on March 17, 2011.


The president had taken the book written by J. B. Chrisney to the Evansville Bindery to see about getting it repaired.  He also took the copy of the 1950 Rockport Journal that had been loaned to the Society by The Journal-Democrat.  Since the Society was unable to have that edition microfilmed properly due to the type of glue and the brittle paper, the book needed to be redone.  A motion was made and seconded to have both books rebound.  The motion carried.


The president had been informed that United Micro Imaging (UMI) did have a copy of the 1950 Rockport Journal.  UMI has since merged with Pro Quest and he was going to check into getting a copy.


At the last meeting a member had two of his books about Indian artifacts.  Since the last meeting, the author of one of the books donated a copy to the Society, and signed it “To My Spencer County Friends.”  The book, The Archaic Bannerstone, Its Chronological History and Purpose From 6000 B.C. to 1000 B.C., will be catalogued and placed in the Genealogy Room.


The author also told the member that the Society should be able to get a report of the artifacts that were found at the Kramer Mount by the Marathon Oil Company.


A motion was made and seconded to adjourn the meeting.  The motion carried.  The meeting adjourned at 7:25 PM.


The next meeting will be April 5, 2011 at 6:30 PM in the Genealogy Room.