Holiday Greetings All! And an early Best Wishes for a Happy 2018, too!
We hope you are enjoying our new Web site and Face Book postings. Historic Valentown is normally quiet after we close, especially for news and up dates. However with our new ways to reach people thanks to Lynne and Team, we hope you will check in regularly with us during the winter. There will be some announcements on the web site after the New Year, so keep in touch.
This year we had a new exhibit about Susan B. Anthony. We hope our little case on the second floor reminded people about her role in American history. We are very fortunate to have items that were part of her life and be able to display them. Sometimes when you are in Valentown Hall, it is like everyone has just stepped out for a moment and will be back shortly. Our site is not a created experience, but surely experiences have created our wonderful Historic Valentown.
We hope the coming year will bring us closer to our goal to help stabilize the siding on our Hall. This is extremely important and we will be focusing on resources in our community to help. It is our best wish that we will create enough interest in our site to begin this repair process. This year we fine tuned our goals and mission to reflect the importance Historic Valentown. We want to be active in the community as well as interpret our own unique past. By reaching out and expanding our presence around us, we help insure that we have a future. We are here to share with others our heritage and create new history together, offering a continuum of memorable experiences and learning, centered around the Historic Valentown site.
We want to again thank all our volunteers, friends and those who visited us this past season. And at the close of this year we want to extend best wishes to our sister organizations in our area. Happy New Year to Friends of the Railroad, the 1816 Farmington Quaker Meeting House, the Victor Hiking Trails and the Friends of Ganondagan. May we all prosper in the coming year.
To celebrate the Season, we gave a "two-fer" in our recipe section for our Decembers newsletter! (If you would like to see your family recipe on our web site, submit it to us online here: Recipe Form at SurveyMonkey, or email it to: email@example.com)
As always, we're open to hearing your ideas for expanding Valentown's networks and opportunities! If you think you might like to help us in the coming year please let us know. Don't be shy! If you have some good ideas, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
So, Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year! May the cheer of the season bring the best of health and happiness to you and all of yours, and may 2018 be one of best years ever for all of us!
Kathryn White, President