Gill Historical Commission

Tuesday, May 21, 3:00 pm
Riverside Municipal Building
A meeting of the Historical Commission

Gill Historical Commission

Tuesday, May 21, 2024, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Riverside Municipal Building

Call to order: _______ Notes:

1. Approve minutes of April 16, 2024

2. Treasurer’s Report and Business:

Account Totals on April 16, 2024:

Town budget: Donation account:

Ending balances, May 21, 2024:

Town budget: Donation account:

Note: Cathryn, our accountant, has designed a new end-of-year process for treasurers to use.

A lot of the process will take place in the first weeks of July (new fiscal year, FY’25).

3. New business, short discussions

a. Final Budget worksheet for FY 2025 (discussion)

b. Update: Comments on FirstLight to FERC (Kit, Sherry)

c. Membership changes

1. Members: Charlene Currie and Terri Rice, for various reasons, are not going to

renew their GHC memberships.

2. Rearranging some of our activities; cross-training on laptop, scanner and printer;

outreach for recruiting new GHC members

3. Examples of tasks to cover:

a. Monitoring the ghc@gillmass website for inquiries

b. Plantings in spring and fall for NRHP signs; watering and maintenance

c. Graphics and images for GHC leaflets; photography

d. Monitor and sell GHC books

e. Organizing the contents of the museum

f. Preparing to open the museum: When? How? Labels for areas of artifacts?

(discussion) Note: There is an inventory of what is displayed there. (Pam)

g. One suggestion for the next couple of months: each person could visit a local

historical commission or society in a nearby town and report back

on ideas they’ve seen that might be interesting and/or useful for us.

4. Old and continuing business

a. Communications: (Kit)

1. Thank-you notes: Michael Brown, for maple sugaring bucket; Gravestone Girls for

April 20 program and cemetery walk

2. Update on letter to Selectboard on upkeep for Anchorage: will be reformatted and sent

a week before June 3, the Selectboard meeting where this will be put on the

agenda. Kit will attend to represent GHC and discuss the need to protect the abutment and Anchorage from vandalism and from weather’s wear and tear.

b. Basement cleaning and inventory, next steps (Bob, Kit)

c. Acquisitions: (vote)

5. Other topics not listed at time of posting

Adjournment: _________

Next meeting: Tuesday, June 18, 2024, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. at RMB