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Heritage Day a success

During the past 12 months we have received grants or substantial financial support from Daughters of the American Revolution, Ticonderoga Chapter, The Gabriel Fund, White Church III and The Sandy Hill Foundation.

A note on the 50th Heritage Day - the first Heritage Day was put on to raise monies so the museum could open the next year. We hope to have a real 50th anniversary celebration next year featuring a special postmark, special lectures, special publications and much more.

A member of PHM has inspired us, during this 50th anniversary celebration, to honor all past and present board members. The board of trustees received a request to honor a particular past board member but we found it impossible to honor just one. All have contributed to what Penfield Homestead Museum is today.

It is our goal to review all of our past minutes and record all board member names and years of service. We will then display the names on two plaques – one for those deceased and one for those living. We will invite all past and present trustees to attend our 2014 pancake breakfast for the unveiling of these two plaques. To that end, the current board would appreciate any help with the names of early board members, especially those of the 1960s and 1970s. Please send us a letter or postcard with the name of the Trustee and years on the board.

Penfield Homestead Museum has had a great first 50 years and we hope that you will continue to support us.

We hope you will join us for Applefolkfest on Oct. 13 to celebrate fall in the Adirondacks.

Thank you to all who support this museum and our efforts to “Welcome Everyone to the History of Crown Point.”

Kama Ingleston

Penfield Homestead Board of Trustees

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