Monday, January 25, 2016

Galen Historical Society 2016 Board of Directors

The Galen Historical Society finally has a complete Board of Directors for 2016. Brenda Wennersten and John Gould were elected to serve their first terms at the January Quarterly Meeting. Dave Hickey and Lisa Stirpe were also re-elected to remain on the board. Beth Bailey will continue as President, Cheryl Bonnell as Vice President, and Lisa Stirpe as Recording Secretary. Brenda Wennersten will take over as Treasurer from Jim Darnell, who recently retired from the board. Jim will continue as editor and publisher of the historical society newsletter Blockhouse Bulletin. Thank you, Jim Darnell, for all you have done, and continue to do, for the Galen Historical Society.
Jim Darnell and Dan Bastedo carrying the pump organ into the Brick Church Museum in October 2014.

January 2016 Quarterly Meeting

The Galen Historical Society held their Quarterly Meeting on January 25th, 2016, at the Brick Church Museum. Walter Gable, Seneca County Historian, presented a program about the history of the Seneca Army Depot and Sampson Naval Base in Romulus, NY. He also discussed the plight of the herd of white deer that live on the depot. Starvation and poaching are killing the famous herd of deer. Mr. Gable sold copies of his book about the Seneca Army Depot after the meeting and donated half of the proceeds to the Galen Historical Society. Thank you, Mr. Gable.