Thursday, December 20, 2012

Historical Society Holiday Fun

Bob Smith, SAHS president (grey striped shirt, top right)) playing "name that tool," and board members and participants enjoying the beauty of the season and the joys of history, 
The Sylvania Area Historical Society (SAHS) held it's annual holiday pot-luck party last night. The house museum looked beautiful, every room decorated with a glowing Christmas tree and lots of greens, red bows and colorful ornaments.  Over thirty guests of all ages filled the tables set up on the first floor, next to a dining room table laden with all kinds of salads, fruits and vegetables, and a tasty honey-baked ham donated by board member and TOPS (Olander Park) program director Sandy Gratop.  Also enjoying the festivities were Bob Smith, SAHS board president; Pam Rohrbacher, vice- president; loyal members Liz Stover, Polly Cooper, and Mimi Malcolm, and member emeritus Don Painter and his wife. 

Bob Smith provided great entertainment with a box full of antique farm tools from his own family farm, asking us to "name that tool!"  Most folks got at least 3 correct answers, and were rewarded with some great gifts.  I, being a totally urban person, did not know one tool from another.  

A raffle raised enough money to sponsor a program next year featuring "Eleanor Roosevelt," always a favorite subject.  

The SAHS volunteers, a dedicated bunch,  set everything up and made sure everyone had a good time.  They do a lot of "behind the scenes" work that makes the Society's programs possible.  Kudos to every one!

The SAHS makes history come alive, and its holiday party makes history fun, too!    

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