A ribbon cutting ceremony was held last Thursday at 6
p.m. for the re-opening of the Family History Center.
Sponsored by Calhoun County Historical and Genealogical
Society, the ribbon cutting was done by a handful of people who had put
in time and energy to get the center ready for the Wood Festival.
Present were Roger Jarvis, Steve Whited, Terry Harris,
Maricia Mlynek, Andrew Mlynek, Bill Gherke, Larry Whited and Chad
Barnes. The blessing was given by pastor Scotty Robertson, and Society
president Bob Bonar spoke to the group.
The History Center was open throughout the festival,
giving many a chance to browse about the displays and to absorb some
Plans for continued upkeep and renovation of the
facility are ongoing. In the future, the Society hopes to have a new
sign and some exterior work completed.
A wooden box replicating Stump Hotel, made by Jim Bell (right) and
painted by Charlie Whipkey, was delivered to Family History Center last
Thursday in time for opening ceremonies. It will be available to collect
Purpose of the Family History Center is to preserve the
county’s history and heritage.
The next meeting of Calhoun Historical Society will be
on Thursday, June 10, at 6 p.m. All are invited to attend.
Evelyn and Jim McCormick presented handkerchief apron made by
Cintilla Stump, who resided in the Stump Hotel. This was made around
1950 and donated by Evelyn's sister, Eva.