Members of the Stanley Area Historical Society were in attendance at the Semi-Annual Meeting of the Clark County Historical Society on Saturday, November 6, hosted by the Woodland Hotel in Owen. …
Members of the Stanley Area Historical Society were in attendance at the Semi-Annual Meeting of the Clark County Historical Society on Saturday, November 6, hosted by the Woodland Hotel in Owen. These meetings allow for the in- dividual Clark County Historical Societies to share informa – tion and update each other on their activities, problem solve for each other and share program ideas.
It was evident from the reports received that most histor ical societies were again impacted by COVID-19 in 2021, mostly in the form of reduced openings of museums. It was also learned that a new Owen-Withee Historical Society is in the process of being formed and is seeking affiliation with the State Historical Society, Spencer is doing genealogy on its area veterans, Colby is reaching new heights with a firehouse built to display an old fire engine by local firemen, a caboose is being restored and a new logging and farming building is being enhanced by a new found farming photo collec- tion, Stanley's report included its roofing and tuck-pointing projects, digitization work, and its recently acquired Native American artifact collection.
During the meeting, Charlotte Tetzlaff of Neillsville was re-elected President and Chris Patton of Greenwood was returned as Treasurer.
Other business included the decision to have each society bring an artifact to the June 2022 meeting and tell an inter- esting fact about it, or to hopefully have attendees provide information on the item. Historical societies in attendance were from Colby, Neillsville, Owen, Stanley and Spencer. The next meeting will be held in June at the Clark County Jail Museum in Neillsville. Following the meeting, attendees were provided an opportunity to tour and view the restoration work being done on the Woodland Hotel. The restoration has been in progress for seven years and is expected to take at least two more years in order for the building to be fully utilized.