What a treat it was for WHG&HS members at our July 9th meeting! We were visited by six "Spirits of the Past" who presented their life stories and homesteading experiences in the Canon City and Florence areas. These Spirits are helping to promote the celebration of Fremont County's 150th year anniversary. For more information, please e mail the Commission Chairman at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 719-371-6370.
WETMORE-HARDSCRABBLE GENEALOGICAL & HISTORICAL SOCIETY MEETING August 13, 2011
CELEBRATE OUR HERITAGE Fremont County Sesquicentennial Anniversary (150 years) and WHG&HS - 6 year Anniversary
The new Board members thank you for the opportunity to serve the Society. Our first order of business is to CELEBRATE OUR HERITAGE with a picnic/potluck on August 13, 2011, at the History Center from 12 noon to 2:00 p.m. The invitation below gives all the details. The Wetmore community, Fremont County historical societies and museums, and the Commissioners from Custer and Fremont Counties have been invited.
Wetmore was in Fremont County from 1861 when it was named one of the original 17 counties of Colorado Territory through 1876 when Colorado became a State. In 1877, Custer County was carved out of Fremont County and Wetmore was included as Custer County. Our beginnings correspond with the Sesquicentennial and it is fitting that we celebrate with Fremont County. Meet some of the "Spirits from the Past" as they tell their stories from their early days in the County.
Our July meeting will be held this coming Saturday, July 9, 2011 at 10:00 AM at the History Center in Wetmore.
It's a really big day and a very important meeting because we will be installing our new officers. We will also be making plans for our August celebration of our sixth birthday along with Fremont County's 150th birthday.