Volume 16, Issue 2
From Glynn Marsh
April - 2014
Finally this long hard winter is behind us and we can think about spring and summer activities. Once the warmer weather arrives we plan to hire a local company to seal and stripe the new parking lot. We also want to install bumper curbs on the north side to match those on the south.
The main entrance into the History Center will be getting a facelift thanks to a grant from the Montgomery County Solid Waste District that will pay for recycled plastic benches and planters. The gardening committee also has plans for improving the flowerbeds to the south, along with a decorative rain barrel to collect runoff for watering purposes. A redecorating committee is currently selecting new carpet and paint for the foyer. More volunteers are always needed to serve on these and other Society committees. The officers and directors cannot do everything by themselves. Help us stay strong.
In 2016 this area will celebrate the 200th anniversary of the founding of Clayton (Salem) and Union [both in 1816], and the 175th anniversary of the founding of Englewood (Harrisburg)[in 1841]. In anticipation of these important milestones, RTHS plans to publish a book with Arcadia Press that is part of their “Images of America” series [see p. 6]. Volunteers are needed to help scan hundreds of historic photos for possible inclusion in the book. If you have personal photos of local buildings, or businesses to share please bring them to the RTHS History Center at the special program on April 9.
H. Glynn Marsh