CHS Summer Update


Welcome summer!!! The Cleveland Historical Society (CHS) has had an active spring and we are planning for a busy summer.

We opened our spring season with a tour of United Wire Technologies in Constantia. Thank you to the Ransom family. Everyone was very impressed with their business and the presentation. A large number attended and enjoyed the history and present workings of the business.

On June 12th, six members of the CHS spent the afternoon at Cleveland Elementary to celebrate, “CLEVELAND HISTORY DAY”.  Every classroom came to the art room to hear about Cleveland and the area. Many interesting photos and displays along with a presentation about the fire department were part of the program.

Marge Thomas’s Children’s Glassworks Theater group is getting ready for their summer production, “THE GOOD OLD SUMMER TIME,” The week of July 7th -11th, the children will be attending the daily drama camp to practice the play and will perform it on Fri., July 11 and Sat. July 12th at 7:00 pm. at the former St. James Church on North Street, Cleveland, New York. This camp is free to the children and is sponsored by CHS and the New York Council of the Arts. Any questions you can call Marge Thomas, 315 675-8517.

July 24th, Thursday evening, 7:00pm at our home, the former St. James Church, North Street, Cleveland, we welcome Mr. Richard, Rip, Colesante as our guest speaker. His subject is, “THE HISTORY OF FISH PRODUCTION AT THE ONEIDA FISH HATCHERY AND ITS RELATIONSHIP TO ONEIDA LAKE”. Rip is retired from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and at the time of his retirement he was in charge of fish production for three hatcheries. He has also served as President of the Oneida Lake Association and has been one of its directors for 25 years.. Please come, enjoy and learn from this impressive guest who is also a member of CHS.

On Sunday, August 10th, at the home of CHS, 7th North Street, we invite the public to join in our annual open house and free ice cream social. As a special feature, at 2:00, we will have as our guest speaker, our web master, Mr. Gary Comins. If you haven’t looked at our site, please do, I will add a personal note, Gary has created for CHS, one of the best, most interesting and professional historical society websites seen anywhere. Gary is a member of the society and volunteers his expertise to benefit all who are interested in our history and genealogy. Thank you, Gary.

On Thursday, Sept. 18th at 7:00 at CHS’ building it is our pleasure to have as our guest, Mr. John Taipee. He will present a slide show and a dynamic talk on, “WHEN THE TRAINS WENT TO THE BEACH.” Of course you know he will be talking about the O&W Rail Road and Sylvan Beach. John has written 12 books and has given hundreds of presentation all over the state on his love of the railroad.

We are excited to have a fantastic king size quilt made by our member, Barb Edlund of Constantia. It is signed and registered and has been professionally appraised at $1,400.  Tickets are now on sale  for $5.00 a piece from board members. The quilt will be on display at all of our activities and tickets will be on sale at that time. If you would like to help with ticket sales, please contact Marge Thomas, 315 675-8517.  The drawing for the quilt will be held in November. This is one of our fund raisers along with our membership drive, $10, single, $15 family. If you haven’t paid your yearly dues please mail a check to CHS, P.O. Box 29, Cleveland, NY !3042.

Please mark your calendars for our up-coming events. Any questions, you can e-mail me.

Thanks for your continued support!

Kathy Darrow
Vice President, Cleveland Historical Society

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