The year 2012 is flying by, at least in my world. Pierce County Historical Association’s open house is this Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at our Bay City History Center. At 2 p.m. I will be speaking on the history of Ellsworth based on the research I did for the History of Ellsworth book that hopefully will be coming out before the end of the year (fingers crossed). A representative 65 photos out of the 100s that will be in the book will be shown and the subjects of the photos talked about. Questions will be answered if there are any. There is no way I can cover everything or please everybody, but there will be great variety in the talk. Subjects discussed include Ellsworth beginnings, civic improvements, business histories, East Ellsworth, historic houses, medical history, schools, churches, groups, recreation, township history and a select family history. Once the book is out and completed I will be giving at least one talk similar to this in the future, so I consider this my trial run!
Before and after the presentation there will be food and refreshment provided. A meeting will be held that addresses the progress we made this year at the Lawrence Building. We are to move in these coming weeks! It is exciting to say the least. We need more funding to complete new bathrooms as well as the store fronts, but we have made great progress since we got the building from the family in the summer of 2011! More details will be discussed at the meeting as well as our annual quilt raffle drawing! I hope to see some of my followers here at the meeting Sunday! Everyone is welcome.