History at English Club meeting


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English Club member Susan Henry, left, with guest speaker Clinton County Historical Society Executive Director Shelby Boatman.

English Club member Susan Henry, left, with guest speaker Clinton County Historical Society Executive Director Shelby Boatman.


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The English Club hadits their November meeting at the First Christian Church.

Hostesses Sharon Breckel and Susan Henry decorated in a fall theme with pumpkins centering each table. Sharon Breckel gave the blessing before the meal served by McCoy’s Catering.

Following the meal, the speaker, Shelby Boatman, was introduced by Susan Henry. Shelby became the executive director of the Historical Society on March 1. She is currently working on her Master’s Degree in Public History and will graduate in May 2020.

Since she has been at this job, she has increased community awareness and partnered with area businesses at various times. A new feature since March is that the museum and genealogy library are open on Saturdays as well as the regular hours of Wednesday through Friday afternoons. Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 will be the display of the Trees of Hope to benefit Hope House.

Recently, an historical marker was placed at the Denver Williams Park for the 1968 air disaster at the Clinton County Air Force Base. A Downton Abbey=themed tea party brought in many new people to the museum.

The genealogy library has closed for the winter and the museum will close before Christmas. They both reopen the first of March. Volunteers are needed for many projects.

Throwback Thursday is a partnering with the Wilmington News Journal.

Check out the website and Facebook pages. The only funding is from donations and memberships which are tax deductible, so think about becoming a member.

Avonelle and Nancy Williams will hostess our December meeting. We will bring children’s hats and mittens for the Health Department.

Members present were Donna Barnhart, Nancy Bernard, Sharon Breckel, Susan Henry, Nancy Jones, Anne Lynch, Sue Miars, Joyce Peters, Judy Sargent, Jean Singleton, Helen Starkey, Jane Walker, Avonelle Williams and Nancy Williams

English Club member Susan Henry, left, with guest speaker Clinton County Historical Society Executive Director Shelby Boatman.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2019/11/web1_IMG_2015.jpgEnglish Club member Susan Henry, left, with guest speaker Clinton County Historical Society Executive Director Shelby Boatman. Courtesy photo

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