2018 Spring Newsletter

President’s Letter

Dear Friends: Hopefully, the snow, ice and cold are about over and things will get back to normal. It’s been very quiet here at the museum - so we hope to see you soon. We have the Black History Story panels on display and are always adding more history to our Indian Room. We plan to have a doll display in early spring. In June we plan to celebrate the Lone Ranger ! We welcome two new members to our Board of Directors - Wes Cole who represents Osawatomie and Kristin Graue who represents Middle Creek. Of course, we are always looking for volunteers - everything from greeting visitors at the front desk, to strong backs to help us move things around, to running the sweeper. Come join us! Colleen Ewan, President

Colleen Ewan

LIBRARY T he Library recently received donations of books, The Godfroy’s Wea and Miami Indians and Their French Fami lies by Brenda Haffner,from Frank and Julia Shaffer of New Castle, Ind. also three volumes of the Kansas Collections from Mr. Younkin, and The Lost Years by Eugene Hayward, a story of Miami Indians in Kansas, from Lloyd Peckman. These books are appreciated for their value for research and history information. I would like to mention that we would still like to get vol umes one thru five in the Kansas Collections. This would make our set complete, but they are the hardest to get. Mildred Haley is still working on scanning and entering the obits on the computer. She is working on the letter L, so you see it will take a while longer.

Library Research The following are walk-in researchers to the library recent ly and surnames or information being researched. Lee Carabajel (Heinrich, Pfannes, Henry, Walters) Michelle Elkins (Amick, Stevenson, Riley, Barker, Krum sick) Aaron Bouscher (John and Mary McKoon) James Kenyon (researching Bucyrus high School for a book) Wayne Harclerode (Crescent Hill school Dist) Herb and Muriel Morgenthaler (Thomas Jefferson Milton and locating Wade in Richland Twp.)

Betty Bendorf , Librarian

These researchers came from the state of Kansas and Iowa.

The Miami County Museum is extremely pleased to accept this generous gift from the children of the Schwartz family in honor of L. M. and Nadine Schwartz. This gift will be an encouragement to all the volunteers and supporters of the museum for their many years of dedication to tell the story of our past and its development to the present day. The Museum hopes to make several immediate addi tions or improvements with the funds. However, the largest portion of the money will be placed in an endowment that will grow with the additional gifts from others of like minds as the Schwartz family. Thus a permanent source of revenue will be available to help meet the continuation of the Museum’s future goals of telling “The Story of Us”. As L. M. Schwartz said in 1978 on the 75th anniversary of Citizens State Bank, “Every person in a business or profession has an obligation to leave his community and profession better than he found it.” With this gift the Schwartz family has again left their footprint on this community. They have fulfilled the goals set forth by L. M. Schwartz in 1978.

Well Done. Thank You.

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