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Meeting of Board of Directors Rankin County Historical Society February 22, 2012

The Board of Directors met at the home of Anne Vanderleest, president, on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012. Present were Mrs. Vanderleest, Paul Davis, Mel Corley, Mary Lou Ayers, John Haliburton, Nathan Bradshaw, and Joan Singletary.

The group was reminded of the “Munch on History” meeting the next day, Thursday, Feb. 23. Guest speaker is Dr. Reginald Nichols, president, Piney Woods School.

Plans for the March 3 Symposium were discussed. We have received commitments to attend and make a presentation and/or have a display from nine groups: Mississippi Hospital, Shiloh Methodist Church Museum, Piney Woods School, Steen’s Creek Museum, Hebron School, Chief Red Jacket Chapter of the DAR, Brandon Historical and Genealogical Society, Brandon Historical Preservation Commission, and the Rankin County Historical Society. The Mississippi Department of Archives and History will have two guest speakers discussing museums and preservation.

Friday afternoon, March 2, at 3:30 P.M. was set as the time for board members to meet at the library to set up tables for those having displays and presentations.

Refreshments will be coffee, canned colas, water, cookies, muffins, and Chex mix. We will also need cups, plates and napkins. Anne Vanderleest will make the required purchases from Sam’s;

Joan Singletary will contact Doris Gibson to ask her for some of her home-made cookies; contact new members to ask for their help in setting up and handling refreshment table; prepare signs for tables with names of participants; prepare and print the agenda to be given to attendees; Send e-mails to board reminding them of the set-up time.

Carla Davis will be at the RCHS table to sell our books and calendars;

Brandon Library will handle guest registration.

The Symposium is scheduled from 9:30 A.M. until noon. Those using computers in their presentations have been asked to arrive between 8:30 and 9:00 A.M., those having just displays should arrive by 9:00 A.M. The sessions will be as follows:

  9:30-9:45       Introductions and RCHS presentation

  9:45-10:15     MDAH presentations

10:15-10:45     Group of three speakers, 10 minutes each

10:45-11:00     Break

11:00-11:45     Group of four speakers, 10 minutes each

11:45:12:00     Closing remarks, visit with participants and invitation to visit RCHS Museum

The Board members were then reminded of our Heritage Day, set for Saturday, April 21, 2011, from 10:00 A.M. until 4:00 P.M. We are receiving commitments from craftsmen and artisans in addition to the Sons of the Confederate Veterans who will be setting up a period camp. Whittlers, quilters, and other needlework artists will be showing their skills. One of the highlights should be the demonstration of the making of wool fabric from the shearing of the sheep to the finished product.

Schools are being contacted to see if RCHS will be allowed to send flyers home with classes; one of the library staff is preparing flyers. Brandon Mayor Tim Colton has been contacted asking for the city’s help with parking and trash disposal. Another board meeting will be called after the Symposium to finalize plans for Heritage Day.

The meeting was adjourned.

Joan Singletary Secretary