At the November, 2012 meeting of The Friends of the the Danbury Museum & Historical Society, those in attendance elected board members, outlined goals for the organization and determined a meeting schedule for 2013.
Newly-elected officers include; President, Joretta Kilcourse; Vice President, Ed Siergiej; Secretary, Michele Lee Amundsen and Treasurer, Brigid Guertin.
The group’s next meeting take place on Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 5:30pm in Huntington Hall, located at 43 Main Street, Danbury.
“We welcomed a number of new and enthusiastic friends to our last meeting and are really looking forward to the coming months. We have a number of events and special programs planned so we’ll need everyone’s help and input. We are also focusing on our growing need for volunteers with anything from projects in the archives to help with our annual school programs. Everyone who has an interest in the history of Danbury and who’d like to share their time and talents is encouraged to join us,” said Joretta Kilcourse, newly-elected President of Friends of The Danbury Museum & Historical Society.
The Friends of the Danbury Museum are always looking for new members. “This group is the 501(C)3 branch of the museum. Their assistance is so very important to our mission in that they help us to preserve and promote the rich history of our city,” stated Brigid Guertin, Executive Director of the museum.
If you are unable to attend this month, the schedule of meetings for the remainder of 2013 are as follows: Thursday, March 21, June 20 (annual meeting) and October 17. All meetings take place at 5:30pm in Huntington Hall.
About the Danbury Museum & Historical Society
The Danbury Museum & Historical Society was formed in 1947 to acquire, preserve, exhibit and interpret New England’s past; focusing particularly on the heritage of Danbury. Situated in downtown Danbury, the museum preserves the John and Mary Rider House (c.1785), the Dodd Hat Shop (c. 1790), the Marian Anderson Studio and the Charles Ives Birthplace. Huntington Hall, a modern exhibit building houses the museum offices and research library.