Moving into our new museum building and our progress as shared by Historical Society President Joyce Shulte.


We accomplished lots yesterday.  Joe will be down at the building at 9:00 if you’d like to help or stop by and just see the plans.  Had a few community people stop by to see what was happening.  Everyone very excited.  Hope you can help even if you just wipe up our drips it helps.  We will not paint this evening.  We think things will need to dry.  I’ll send out message about Wed activities.  Joyce


We had a great meeting Monday. A nice crowd for a great program.  We have talented people in Ellinwood and Robin Gray is one of them.  She has done a wonderful job with Kent and Joan Roth’s 1910 German Feather tree.  She made a small feather tree and gave it to the historical society.  It will be great at Christmas.
We discussed the museum. Got many great ideas and questions from you all.  Many minds make for a great outcome.  We will have a after hour chamber coffee on May 19th at 5:30 pm at the New Museum 104 N. Main.  We want to show the community the building before were finished with it to enlist their input and help (financially and physically). 
 Heather Dumbraski is in charge of the committee to get this together.  Please give her your help if she needs it.  We will have a work session at the museum at 104 N Main for our May 2, 2017 meeting.  Hope you can be there  Joyce


Joe’s on a roll guys so hang on!!  He will be down at the building Thurs. April 6 at 9 am to start the process by wiping down walls and mop boards and then vaccuming the floor and maybe moping.  If anyone wants to help call, email or just show up. Bring a mop, extra bucket, and a long handled ceiling or wall duster if  you have.  I have a couple and he will bring those.  I will get some kind of cleaner for floor.
 He would like to start painting Monday about 9.  we would like to do an evening session also but the lighting isn’t updated yet so kind of dark but if any one has spot lights that plugin we could do an evening session starting about 5:30.  Let ne know about spots and I will let everybody know if there is a evening session.
 If you have paint pans, brushes, or rollers bring them.  We”ll get rags.  If you have an extra ladder bring that too.
I am excited and can’t wait to see the progress!!!!  Hope you are too.   Joyce


What: Regular meeting of Historical Society
When: Tuesday April 4, 2017 at 7 p.m.
Where: Hospital Education room
Program:  Restoration of A “Feather Christmas Tree”  Joan Roth and Robin Gray
Short business meeting will be held prior to program.  No admission fee.  Refreshments following program. Hope you are able to attend.
For those of you who do not know After a positive vote to proceed with rental of building for a museum at the Feb. meeting the rental agreement with Chris McCord has been signed and we are proceeding with plans to do painting, cleaning, lighting.  We need volunteers to help paint etc.  also could use donations of money if  you aren’t able to help.  Just send me an e-mail if you can help in any way.  I can use help making phone calls to get bids, some one who has a talent for computer input of revised bylaws etc. some who likes to do signage, posters etc. and later on we will need help to do displays and input all of the museums artifacts into an a computer program also Lois and I will need help with grant writing such as gathering stats, making calls etc.  I know you all have hidden talents so just call me or send me an e-mail if you would like a challenge.
Thanks to all of you for you excitement and pushing us forward on the museum project.  Joyce,and officers and the museum committee.


Hope you had a good time last evening.  Thanks to all who made deserts or relishes.  They were so good!!! Thanks to officers and program chair who did Potato’s and toppings.  Thanks to Lois who did table arrangements and the Trivia questions.  Thanks to Rosemary and Amber who arranged the magicians.  Thanks to everybody who helped clean up.  Mike, Dave, Alice, Tonya, Marian, All the officers and Denis and Kevin, Jim and Marilyn and JoAnn and Kent and anybody I missed who help set up and clean up.
We signed up new members and have volunteers to help with the Museum.  I for one am excited about the upcoming year. We’re growing, we’ll have a museum and now lets work on getting the younger generations interested!!  The future is as exciting as the past!!  Joyce


  You are invited our February Meeting!!
When:  Feb. 7, 2017, Tuesday
Time:  7 p.m.
Where:  Ellinwood District Hospital Education Room
We will have a speaker following a business meeting.  She will present a program on Valentines.  Please bring any old or new valentines.  We will have refreshments.
Also 2017 Dues are due except for those who joined during our Fall membership drive.  Send to Sharla Thill or bring to meeting.
Family membership $20.00
Business membership: $40.00
See you Tuesday.  Joyce


Heads up!!!  Our next meeting is Feb. 7,2017
Time:  7pm
Where: Hospital Ed Room.
Program:  Valentines thru the ages Presented by a guest speaker.  Please BRING A VALENTINE YOU RECEIVED FROM YOUR SWEETIE OR ANY OLDER VALENTINE TO SHARE WITH THE GROUP.  some of us are older so they’ll be antiques just like we are.
Business;  Meeting will be first.  we’ll talk about annual meeting, museum, election–We need a volunteer to serve on executive committee to replace Judy Hayes who submitted her resignation from the position, and anything else that come up.
Hope you can be there, we miss you when you’re not there!!!!!


Well the numbers are in from Sunday.  We reported prelims Tuesday so for you who couldn’t be there:  We deposited: 1,251.00.  This includes cookies candy and cookbooks.  I am very, very pleased !!!  such a great effort from all of you who donated time, candy, cookies or money.  We only had one non member who donated cookies.  Bless her!!  I can only see this increasing each year with proper advertisement etc.
Reminder our post Christmas –Christmas party is Jan 3, 2017ar 6:30 pm in heritage center.  Bring a covered dish (leftovers from X-mas or New years are fine)!!     also bring a wrapped Old something of your choice and have a story about the article for the new owner.  It could be some old Ellinwood memorabilia ( from high school or business advertising, an period table cloth or baby bonnet or old picture or dish with a history, or old x-as ornament or Christmas card or valentine card, or dresser scarf.  just have it wrapped and have a story ready to present to the new owner when they unwrap.  Sounds like fun!! Questions call me.  or e-mail.
Remember Yearly dues are now due for those members who didn’t join as new members since Sept. 2016.  Mail to Sharla Thill.
Have a Wonderful and Blessed Christmas! and a Great New Year!!Joyce and my other half Joe


I want to say a BIG “Thank You” to each and everyone of you who Baked cookies, helped set up, worked the sale or tear down and clean up and to those who donated time and money connected to the cookie by the pound sale and put up with me!!!   The sale went so well and was such a joy to work with so many of our new younger members.  It does my soul good to see all the enthusiasm you all had during the process.  We don’t have final totals in but from the crowd and the lack of leftovers I think we did as good or better than last year.
We’ll have prelims ready by Tuesday’s Dec. 6 meeting.  Meeting is at the hospital at 7pm.  We will discuss our after x-mas, x-mas part to be held in Jan.  Hope you can come!!!
Left over cookies were given to Hospital aux for their sale which raises money for medical schlrships in addition to other projects.  We also sent a platter of cookies to Woodhaven, County living Place and hospital skilled care for their residents.  The sugar cookies went to St. Josephs’ school for their x-mas music program this Wed.  There weren’t many leftover It only took a little over an hour to package and deliver.
Again  “THANKS!