The organizational meeting of the South Hero Historical Society was held on Thursday, October 18, 2012 at the South Hero Town Office. In attendance were Peg Clark, Stephanie O'Rourke, Malcolm Allen, Dolf Wirsing, Terry Robinson, Hazel Quelch, and Bret Corbin.
Officers were elected:
President: Terry Robinson
Vice President: Peg Clark
Secretary: Dolf Wirsing
Treasurer: Sue Crowley
The meeting concluded with all enjoying listening to some of Bret Corbin's tapes from the Vermont Folklife Center of an interview of his father, Horace Corbin, regarding the history of the Lake Champlain Transportation Company. Malcolm Allen also shared a number of anecdotal stories from when he was called with his wrecker to help out with some sticky situations at the ferry dock.
The second meeting of the South Hero Historical Society was held on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012 at the Folsom School in Terry Robinson's room. In attendance were Terry Robinson, Sue Crowley, Peg Clark, Penny Cunningham, Dolf Wirsing, Hazel Quelch, and Judy Duval.
Dues were set at $10 per individual and Sue will look into setting up a bank account at the Merchant's Bank and getting non-profit status with the state.
There was discussion about possible programs, the relationship between the society and the museum, and forming a by-laws committee to work on the society by-laws.
The first meeting of the by-laws committee was Jan. 17th at Folsom School. The next meeting will be Jan. 31st at Folsom School.
Folsom School 3-4 Faces and Places Website
The students in Dr. Robinson's 3-4 Team, along with their library media specialist, Mrs. Sharon Hayes, have created a website all about South Hero history after interviewing townsfolk. Click here to learn about some buildings in town and the famous families that lived there in the past.