Organized January 19, 2002
2nd  Quarter, 2006 - Volume 3, Issue 2
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Notice of Membership Meetings
June 15 at 7:00 PM
July 20 at 7:00 PM
August 17 at 7:00 PM
September 21 at 7:00 PM
at the Bessemer Heritage Center

Bessemer Area Historical Society
opens summer hours

The Bessemer Area Historical Society will commence its summer schedule with its Memorial week-end opening.

The Heritage Center, located on Sophie Street, adjacent to the city hall, will be open from 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. on May 26 through May 29.

Over the 4th of July period we will be open from June 30 to July 8 from 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P. M.  On July 2 we will be honoring Dr. Peter Pairolero and his wife, B.J. from 2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P. M.

Thereafter, it will be open every Friday and Saturday from 10:00 A.M.  To 2:00 P.M. until Labor Day. 

Visitors and members are invited to visit the displays, and view the acquisitions donated through the winter months.

The Gogebic Range Genealogical Society now makes its home at the heritage Center & is a welcome addition to the Center's activities.

June's sunshine is at my window, but my thoughts turn to May, and I hear again the
President - Ed Sandene
Vice President -Catherine McLean
Treasurer/Editor -Lou Kalan
Secretary - Vacant
Membership - Dolores Sandene
Directors -John McLean & Dan Cvengros
Historian - Fran McCarthy

taps, and the roll call of Bessemer's fallen---Memorial Day---the lilacs and tulips of my childhood have given way to artificial blooms that weather summer's sun, but much remains the same---the sheltering maples, the bluffs where crows and ravens circle, the stones etched with names of family and friends---and we remember.

And so, at the Heritage Center, we have dedicated a Memoriam plaque on which names will be inscribed for a nominal donation. This will provide an opportunity for families to ensure a lasting remembrance of loved ones, and an assurance that their family name will not be forgotten, but will become a part of Bessemer history. You may contact any board member for further information.

And now, we look forward to seeing you at the social honoring Dr. Peter Pairolero and his wife, B.J., on July 2, at the heritage center. And we wish you safekeeping on your journey.

Catherine McLean - vice-president