This is about the time of year you might expect to hear about the museum opening for the season. Not this year. The Evansville Grove Society’s Board of Directors have made a decision not to open the museum for the summer. It has been decided to take a year off to do a complete inventory, upgrade conservancy methods, rearrange and develop new permanent displays for the museum plus handle some building maintenance issues.
That does not mean we will not be active in the public eye. We have had two programs in March and April plus our first hands on genealogy workshop was in May. The workshop garnered much positive feedback and people left with a sense of accomplishment. Some learned to use the computer for research or became more familiar with forms and programs available. Others got started on basic research with knowledgeable people nearby to guide them along. We plan another opportunity on June 20th at Creekside Place at 12:30 pm for you to set aside a time to work on your genealogy. Bring your paper notebooks or lap tops and questions to join in on the fun. Two more workshops are scheduled for July. Watch this space for dates and times.
While you working on your summer calendar, be sure to set August 25th aside for the 4th Annual History In The Park. This year we will be honoring our Vietnam Veterans with a program by Doug Bradley called “We Gotta Get Out of This Place: The Soundtrack of the Vietnam War”. Lots of plans are in the works to make it an informative lecture with plenty of music and good food available too!
Fall will bring cemetery tours and our annual meeting, plus a program on how to do family interviews over the holidays. Watch for our flyers, here and in the Review for dates and times.