2014 was one of our busiest yet! We kicked off the summer with a Military themed display showcasing local memorabilia and artifacts; we celebrated our 50th Anniversary with an Open House; Thomaston Place Auction Gallery brought their mobile unit to our front door and spent the day giving antique appraisals; we were privileged to have the honor of hosting not one, but both towns Boston Post Cane Award ceremonies - Tony Grant received the cane from the Town of Shapleigh and Louise Horn received hers from the Town of Acton; local artist Tracy Lizotte spent a day here selling her artwork; we attended Shapleigh Community Day and the Acton Fair selling our Raffle Calendars; and ended the summer helping the Sanford High School Class of 1949 celebrate their 65th reunion. We also spent a couple of fall days cleaning up some long forgotten cemeteries and giving those resting there the respect they deserve. With the help of Dasco Signs of Acton, we designed and they graciously donated & installed several historical markers in both towns - have you seen them? The Kitty Whist games were held every Wednesday evening, the society was also open every Monday evening as well as one Saturday of each month all summer long. All this with just a hand-full of volunteers, so if any of the above peaks your interest, please join us as we are desperately in need of volunteers.
We enjoyed each event, made new friends and helped many with their genealogy research, acquired a few new members and are looking forward to the summer of 2015. This was my last year as President, so I'd like to take this opportinity to thank you again for your support over the past 9 years!
Debbie Petersen, President
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