Historical Commission

Tuesday, September 19, 2023, 3:00 pm
Riverside Municipal Building
A meeting of the Historical Commission


Gill Historical Commission

Tuesday, September 19, 2023, 3:00 p.m.

Riverside Municipal Building

Call to order: ____________ Minutes by ________________

1. Welcome to our visitor Sherry Heldt! Introductions and plans for the meeting

2. Treasurer’s report and business (Kit)

Accounts totals

Reimbursements: Charlene, Kit, others?

Book counts and orders if needed (to go with Lynn’s current order)

Clarification of end of FY 23 budget

3. New Business for short discussions:

a. Update on the Severance House (Pam on the phone)

b. French King Bridge railings (see Pam’s email with details) (Pam)

c. Gravestone Girls’ August presentation and tentative plan for Gill (discussion; next steps)

d. Cultural Council grant deadline is soon; shall we apply? Topic ideas? (Charlene et al.)

Who will write the application?

e. Preservation concerns for Rte. 2 riverbank: historic artifacts in the landslide excavation?

(cultural or archaeological): update on inquiry (Kit)

4. Old and continuing business: to 4:45

Update notes: Charlene has written our Annual Report for FY 2023! Many thanks!

a. Approve minutes from April 18, May 16 and June 20.

b. Officer roles (from June 20): focus on minutes-taking part of clerk’s role (Kit, discussion)

c. Repairs:

1. Kiosk: (see Terri’s email and picture); cost and source of funds

2. Laptop (Kit)

3. RMB stairs update (Kit)

d. Acquisitions

e. Harvest Fair plans: set-up and cleanup times, members helping, activities (Terri and others)

f. Membership drive: next steps? (discussion)

g. Some topics for the next meeting: Turning over the bridge plaque issue to the Selectboard;

setting up training for the scanner and laptop, anchorage repairs next steps, next steps for creating a sign for RMB and items of your choice.

5. Other topics not anticipated at time of posting


6. Visitor’s time: the GHC Experience = ??

Conversation with Sherry; Q and A time (may go a little after 5; okay for members to leave right at 5 or before)

Adjournment _________ Next meeting: Tuesday, October 17, 2023, 3:00 p.m., RMB