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E-NEWSLETTER 2-20-2014 v. 4 #1

e-newsletter V.4 #1 Historical Society of Clinton, Michigan P.O. Box 647, Clinton, MI 49236 www.clinthis.org February 20, 2014
UPCOMING PROGRAMS & EVENTS:
March 25, 2014- 7p.m. at Clinton Library “ DIGGING FOR 19th CENTURY BOTTLES IN CLINTON” Ted Kinney of Kalamazoo, who with Sanjit Deswal, dug in some of the old privies in Clinton in 2013, will talk about their method of digging and the collecting of old bottles. Some of the bottles they found were donated to the Historical Society. You can bring an old bottle to show and be identified.
April 22, 2014 7.p.m. at Clinton Library ANNUAL MEETING and 2014 BUILDIN MARKER AWARDS at 7:30. Officers are elected at this meeting and the budget for 2014-2015 is approved. Then Plaques will also be awarded for those owners, of buildings in Clinton, who have turned in applications (75 years or older) and been approved by the Building Marker Committee. Right now there are four applications.
May 20, 2014- 6 p.m. at the Clinton Inn-CELEBRATION OF 40 YEARS FOR THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF CLINTON, MICHIGAN. Dinner & Program. Make reservations by May 13 with Mary Houghton at 456-4074. Cost to be determined. Program by Norleen Hicks & Dianne Davis.
June 24m 2014 6 p,m. ANNUAL PICNIC AT THE SMITH KIMBALL COMMUNITY CENTER. Bring a dish to pass and your own dishes.
August 8-10- US 12 GARAGE SALE… It’s never too early to start collecting. We will need people to sign up to work sorting & pricing on Aug. 7, from 9-3 and on Aug. 8 & 9, from 9-5 for the sale. If you can help please call: Norleen at 517-442-8385.
Sept 26 & 27th Sale and Exhibit at Smith-Kimball during FALL FESTIVAL 10-4. If you can volunteer to man our table a couple of hours, please call Sharon at 456-7198.
CLINTON MUGS & T-SHIRTS FOR SALE- We have Clinton Mugs for Sale for $5. Ask a member. T-Shirts are at Floyd’s Wood Carving & Antique Store. They are priced from $10-$17. Thanks to local merchants for helping the Society.
CLINTON LOCAL AVAILABLE DIGITALLY- The Friends of the Library & the Historical Society have made the Clinton Local 2001-2010 available at the Library, digitally. You can search for your topic through this whole decade. Also completed are the 1881-1920( where copies were available) and 1920-1940. The Friends of the Library have just voted to support the digitization of the 1940s&1950s. This is converting microfilm to digits. Thank you; what a nice gift to the Library and community.
CHRISTMAS HOUSE TOUR Under the leadership of Norleen Hicks our Christmas House Tour raised $372. Thanks to all who helped in any way. Planning for 2014 Walk is underway. If you’d like to help see Norleen.
ARCHIVES- We have finished organizing the 1970 clippings from the Clinton Local. Next is organizing news clippings from the 2000s so that they can be filed. We work 2:30-4:30 and can still use help. We will meet on Monday March 10 and 24 and April 7 & 21. A new venture will be cataloging our book collection. Cynthia Given has agreed to start this project. Archives are open for research on most Fridays, 3-5pm.