The meeting this Saturday will be a short one. If possible, I'd like Dave Alexander to give an update on Grandmas' Cookbook and Robert & Joan to give an explanation about the Red Creek tour - locations to visit, etc. Also do you have a date in mind?
I have no news on the Kiosk situation. That group didn't meet last month and normally meets the 4th Friday of the month.
Short and sweet but will be great to see everyone.
May 24-June 6, 1943 Wetmore Vacation Bible School- photo supplied by Peggy Martin
2014 marks the 100th year anniversary of the Wetmore Community Church!
The church will be hosting four community events throughout the year. The first event will be April 20, Easter Sunday. An Easter Sunrise service will be held at the top of Jackson Hill, 2 miles east of Wetmore. A sign will be posted off Hwy 96 with directions. Following the Sunrise service, the church will host a Pancake Breakfast at the Wetmore Community Building. This event is free and open to the public.
The Easter Worship service will be held at the church at 10:00 am. All are welcome to attend.
Our meeting for the Society has been rescheduled to Saturday, March 22nd at 10 a.m. at the History Center in Wetmore. After our meeting, we'll have the Kiosk meeting. The temperature that day is supposed to be in the 60's.
March certainly came in like a lion! Moisture is the name of the game these days, however it arrives. Cold, cold go away...
Our March meeting will be at the Post Office, History Society meeting room at 10:00 a.m. this Saturday.
We are still in need of grandmothers' recipes so we can complete our book. Do you have any unusual recipes from the "old days" to share? Two or three of your grandmother's favorites would be appreciated. Include a short bio of her and a photo if possible.
A meeting of the Wayfinding Kiosk project will follow our meeting at approximately 11:00 a.m. Commissioner Attebery, Vivienne Wachholtz and I attended a meeting last Friday in Silver Cliff of the Southern Rockies - Crossroads of Culture. This was in regard to the Kiosk project so there will be an update given. We need to narrow our suggestions of conversation for the Wetmore Kiosk.
We will meet next Saturday, February 8th at 10 a.m. in the meeting room of the Society behind the Post Office.
We will include the Wayfinding Kiosk discussion, so bring your suggestions for inclusion on the signs. Southern Rockies Crossroads of Culture doesn't meet until February 28th in Westcliffe and had their meeting Friday cancelled due to the weather; no update from them.
Spring tour by the Hamiltons of Red Creek area to be updated.
Hardscrabble sign has been reinstalled after it's refurbishment. Remember, dues can be submitted for 2014: WHGHS, PO Box 211, Wetmore, CO 81253. Thanks to those who have paid!
Weather to be cold all week with possible moisture. We will take safety into consideration for Saturday's meeting.
Anne Hayward will conduct a first phase discussion about the Wayfinding System for Southeastern Colorado and solicit suggestions about the information to be included on the Wetmore kiosk. The meeting will be held on Saturday, January 11, 2014, at the Wetmore Historical Society's meeting room at 10 a.m.
Custer County Commissioner, Lynn Attebery, attended the Society's November meeting to explain the significance of the "Wayfinding System for Southeastern Colorado" and the signage proposal from CDOT. Attebery requested public input as to the verbage on the three panel kiosk approved for Wetmore. The Society agreed to undertake the responsibility with Anne Hayward and the Society's Board of Directors as the lead on the project.
"Wayfinding is an information system for travelers finding their way across Southeast Colorado. The Wayfinding System is comprised of two tiers of information - gateway installations and local kiosks. The gateways provide an opportunity to highlight regional histories and point out significant attractions. The local kiosks share stories most important to local communities. The information system encourages exploration and provides travelers both pre-notification and reassurance as they navigate their way across the region. It actively promotes heritage tourism; first within the immediate heritage region, and then into neighboring regions of the Southern Rockies."
The Wetmore regional kiosk will be located at the junction of Highway 96 and 67 where the former "Lone Pine" stood. Funds for the project come from a grant to CDOT. Kiosks will be located throughout southern Colorado from the Kansas and New Mexico borders north and west with both Custer and Fremont counties included. Completion target date is 2015.
The Wetmore Historical Society encourages Hardscrabble area residents to attend the meeting with their constructive suggestions. Please e mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.