The 60th Annual Meeting of the Brownville Historical Society will be held Friday, November 18, 2015 at the River Inn Resort in Brownville. Attendees will enjoy hors d’oeuvres from 5:45 – 6:30 p.m. furnished by B.H.S. board members. At 6:30 p.m they will have a dinner prepared and served by the Nemaha Country Market.
The Annual Business Meeting follows and will be led by President, Bob Chitwood. Reports by the Treasurer, Secretary and President will be presented in writing. Brick awards will be announced and a drawing of a raffle ticket for the 1953 Farmall Super H tractor will be announced by donors Jim and Deanne Gerking. The proceeds of the raffle benefit the Preserving Our Past/Protecting Our future campaign to restore the final preservation phase, the Wheel Museum, presently being restored.
Election of new board members and trustees will be held. After six years of volunteer service, Andy Rinkleff, Jamie Smith, Kim Knapp and Colleen Nieland will complete their terms. Also, Renee Vice has resigned and a new board member will complete her term of office. Our thanks to these board members who have helped B.H.S. in various ways through their years of service.
Updates will be given on the Preserve Campaign, the New Recycling effort of electrical cords which can be donated and placed in the large containers behind the Sage Museum and B.H.S. office. The 2017 Heritage Tree to be erected in Boettner Park will be described. This new B.H.S. addition is being designed and built by Ariens Corporation. The Board of Public Works will install the 30 foot metal tree and Terry VanGundy will be the paint artist for the symbols indicating the history of Brownville for the 2017 Nebraska Sesquicentennial highlight. The tree will be publicly presented on October 14, 2017 in the park during Old Time Autumn.
The 60th year meeting will recognize charter member, Melva Sage, at this meeting. Concluding the meeting will be the annual auction led by Mark Caspe