Article for local papers about Feb 5,2015 Meeting
Historical Society Meets
A regular meeting of the Cumberland County Historical and Genealogical Society was held on February 5 at the Military Museum in Greenup. A little salt on the stairs helped everyone successfully arrive by 6:30. President Kristan Scott called the meeting to order and led members in the Pledge of Allegiance.
A moment of silence and a candle that burned throughout the meeting honored long-time member, Bobby Goodman, who passed away on January 27 in Terre Haute.
The secretary’s and treasurer’s reports were approved and members were reminded to pay dues and join committees.
CCHGS members decided to continue membership in the National Road Association. Remember, there is more to learn about the national road and some jazzy video about Greenup, Jewett and other cities on the national road at http://www.nationalroad.org
Volunteers reported that visitors came to the Johnson Building and Depot each day they were open.
Kristan Scott contacted school officials with the Cumberland County and Neoga school systems. Some teachers and grade levels are very interested in coming to the museums on field trips in the spring.
This year’s jeep run is once again planned to coincide with Toledo’s Freedom Day activities on June 27th. Creative Journey wants to work with CCHGS once again on the T-shirts. Members were reminded to think of what they would like to visit in the county ¬ and what route(s) will give greater satisfaction to both backroad jeepers and history buffs in cars as well.
A memorial was suggested for Bobby Goodman and for Ina Dillier, a founding member of the Cumberland County Historical and Genealogical Society. Bobby was a great source of information and an inspiring, entertaining and enthusiastic historian much appreciated at CCHGS. Ina Dillier donated many popular items of interest to the museums, volunteered much of her time, and was responsible for acquiring and planting many of the flowers in the Depot garden. Lottie Shook made a motion that we purchase memorial stones for these two women, and Kyle McCullough seconded it.
According to Bobby Goodman’s family, while Bobby Claire was living in Terre Haute, she continued to organize her research and her collection of historical artifacts and papers. She set aside several boxes for CCHGS and the family has kindly offered to bring them to Greenup soon.
Members were reminded about the Quanah and Cynthia Ann Parker exhibit and presentations happening this month at EIU.
The program was a short video Bobby Goodman wanted to make. It featured Bobby reading three fairy tales as she interpreted them, in verse with some unexpected twists and turns.
The next meeting of the Cumberland County Historical and Genealogical Society is scheduled for Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 6:30pm at the Military Museum in Greenup.
Remember, winter hours for the museums in Greenup are Saturdays 11-3, Sundays 1-3, and by appointment. Call 923-9306 for information or special tours. Check out our website at www.cumberlandcountyhistory.org and our facebook page www.facebook.com/historicalsociety.greenupill