The Sheridan Historical Society observed the holidays with a delicious appetizer party during its December meeting. Members and guests shared tasty treats, engaging conversation, and historical tidbits.
President Mary Langworthy convened the regular meeting and, because elections of officers and trustees will take place in January, appointed the nominating committee of Lisa Romano, Joel Hamlet, Jim Tofil, and Jim Forti.
Looking forward, the group discussed plans for the upcoming year. The Spring Fling fundraiser auction is scheduled for Saturday, April 12 at the Sheridan Community Center. Donations of items for this event are sought.
A spring speaker is in the planning stages. Look for future announcements for time, place, and topic.
On Memorial Day, Monday, May 26, the SHS will have its annual Open House from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The "Sheridan Veterans Remembered" theme initiated last year will be carried on with displays in the great room. The society continues to seek pictures and biographies of veterans with ties to Sheridan to expand this project. The second floor collection room will also be open this day. (It might be noted here that, although the society does not maintain winter hours, the collection room can be open any time of year by prior appointment.)
The SHS is always looking to add new members. Single membership dues are only $5 per year. All interested parties are encouraged to attend a monthly meeting, the last Monday of each month, at the former town hall in the center of town. The next regular meeting of the Sheridan Historical Society will be Jan. 27 at 6 p.m. immediately followed by a Trustees' meeting.
The society is grateful to the Sheridan Town Board for the use of the former town hall for meetings and to house its collection, and to the community for the support it receives in the form of items for the collection, shared stories, and monetary assistance. Were it not for this interest and support, the collective history of Sheridan might not be preserved.
For more information on any of the aforementioned events please call 672-2201.