Thursday, June 18, 2015

At the meeting house

There will be a Historical Society meeting on Monday, June 22 at 6:00 p.m. at the History Center. The public is invited to attend. There are several items to discuss, one being the upcoming pork chop dinner fundraiser. We have received and cataloged several donations since our opening on June 6th. If you are a family researcher and would like to donate copies of your research to the History Center, please contact one of the members, stop by the History Center or e-mail us at . We’ll make the copies and add them to our growing family file section. Thanks so much!

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Grand Opening Day! June 6, 2015

   The Edith Barrett Memorial Pike County History Center is now open. Operating hours are Monday, Thursday, and Saturday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. We are staffed entirely though the wonderful generosity of local volunteers.

   Both the American flag and the Pike County flag graced the flagpole once again in front of the building. What a sight it was! We couldn’t have asked for better weather and the turnout was steady throughout the day. Several items still need to be moved from the old location and into the new one. Displays need to be set up and donations cataloged into the collection. So much has been accomplished, but there is still a long way to go. This is just the beginning for the History Center. Come along on our journey!

Emily is one of our younger volunteers and a Girl Scout. She spent an afternoon cataloging some donated research books into the History Center collection. Thanks Emily!

Saturday, June 6, 2015

The History Center Grand Opening!

The deed being transferred

In just a few hours the Edith Barrett Memorial Pike County History Center will officially open its doors! The doors open at 9 a.m. with a ribbon cutting at 10 a.m. The road has been a long one and scattered with a few obstacles, but we’re almost there. This journey of compiling the histories of the people of Pike County, whether it is through family records, photographs, or oral history is certainly a joy. Pike County is a community rich in many aspects and family is certainly a priority.

A lot of volunteer hours from many people in the community have been donated to help make this day happen. The move from the old Vieck house to the former Barrett Memorial Public Library building will be complete in the near future. We are a work in progress. 

Thank you to everyone that has helped with this wonderful project! This rough gemstone is beginning to shine!