BESSEMER AREA HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Organized January 19, 2002
4th Quarter, 2006 - Volume 3, Issue 4
Officers and Directors
President - Ed Sandene
Vice President - Catherine McLean
Treasurer/Editor - Lou Kalan
Secretary - Janet Gheller
Membership - Dolores Sandene
Directors at Large-
Historian - Fran McCarthy
Notice of Membership Meetings
January 18 at 2:00 PM
February 15 at 2:00 PM
March 15 at 7:00 PM
at the Bessemer Heritage Center
Edna St. Vincent Millay wrote!
"And all the loveliest things there be, come simply, so, it seems to me."
And so it was with the reception at the Heritage Center, honoring Dr. Peter Pairolero, and his wife this summer. People came simply to thank him for all the kindnesses he had done for so many through the years, and in friendship. And it was the loveliest thing to be in the midst of the affection and warmth being expressed.
In the June newsletter, we invited you to the reception, and we were overwhelmed by the response. We love our beautiful building, but then we were wishing it was larger to accommodate all of you that
And our beautiful building just keeps getting more polished. This summer, John Stempihar, and his crew installed metal soffits on the side of the building, and trimmed the east gable end. Our "thank you" doesn't seem adequate enough.
Now we are hoping for a member with a green thumb to have an irresistible urge to landscape the sward on the south side of the Center.
We continue to receive interesting contributions to our exhibits. Our latest treasure is a handmade quilt, over a hundred years old, donated by Dr. And
Mrs. Brace. These artifacts take us back to the early beginning of our beloved area.
We hope that you can visit us, and enjoy the exhibits, and the events we have planned for the coming year.
We thank you for your support. You make our continuing success possible.
And in this, the loveliest of seasons, I wish you "Sto Lat". May you have a hundred happy years".
Catherine McLean, Vice President
How did our High School get named?
The new school was dedicated on June 17, 1907.
And was later named A.D. Johnston High School.
After Albert David Johnston who was a board member
from 1900 until his death in 1923.
What was the cost to build the new school?
The Michigan House of Representatives passed Bill # 450,
which permitted Bessemer to bond itself for $45,000.00
needed for this building.
Tentative Calendar of Events for 2007
January 18 - 2:00 PM - Membership Meeting
February 15 - 2:00 PM - Membership Meeting
March 15 - 7:00 PM - Membership Meeting
April 19 - 7:00 PM - Membership Meeting
May 17 - 7:00 PM - Membership Meeting
May 26-28 - 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Starting June 1 thru September 1 we will be open every Friday & Saturday
from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
June 21 - 7:00 PM - Membership Meeting
June 29 thru July 7 - 10:00 AM
to 2:00 PM
July 19 - 7:00 PM Membership Meeting
August 16 - 7:00 PM Membership Meeting
September 8 - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
September 15 - 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM -
October 13 - 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM -
October 18 -7:00 PM Membership Meeting
November 15 - 2:00 PM Membership Meeting
December 20 - 2:00 PM Membership Meeting