They don't have to be history experts, or speakers, or even live in
The board, currently with eight directors, has space for 17 individuals.
"People may be afraid they don't know what to do or that more work may be involved," Smith said. "I would encourage people who have the tiniest bit of interest in history, or in helping, in attending a meeting and seeing what we do."
Information about joining the historical society's board of directors is available at suttercountyhistory.org or by calling Smith at 671-3261.
Society directors' duties include setting up the board's quarterly meetings, assisting with fundraisers and other events and helping plan for the group's future projects.
In addition, the historical society and the
The society, created in 1954, exists "to preserve and educate local people about local history," Smith said. Working with the group also gives people an opportunity to learn about the area.
Smith, born in
"A few years ago (the society) did a survey of historic properties in the county," she said. "I learned so much about buildings (and) architectural styles."
Future projects the historical society would like to do include:
--Compiling a catalogue of
The society also sponsors the Judith Barr Fairbanks essay contest, with elementary school students writing letters "home" from an early settler and essays on topics related to
The historical society's general membership meetings are also quarterly -- a picnic in June, lunch at Ruthy's in October and at the
The next membership luncheon meeting is at
Historical society annual membership costs are
Museum owes existence to
"They are the founding fathers" of the museum, said museum director
One of the historical society's first main goals was to create a museum, she said. The museum opened at its current location on
Since then, the historical society's projects included funding the museum's agricultural wing addition in 1999.
The historical society's past completed projects also include the
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