From the President

Greetings. 

We had a successful, Harmoniefest Meeting and Awards Dinner, with rave reviews about the meal by Harmony’s own Chopped Catering, and the presentation by Tom Nesbitt on Butler County’s first log cabin. Attendance was great at 60 people, and 1 historic vehicle–a 1941 Bantum “Jeep”. The dinner also debuted GWen Lutz’s new booklet on native plants and introduced species and their uses. Gwen’s book and other garden merchandise is now available at the Museum Shop.

Thanks to the hard work of Frank Luek and a number of other volunteers, the Visitors Cabin will soon have a finished interior. It is really looking great–hemlock plant floor, window trim, beadboard ceiling, wrought iron hardware, and solar power lights. You’ll be able to see all this yourself on June 11 when the cabin is part of the Harmony Home & Garden Tour. Special thanks to Tom Murray who has helped cover the purchase of hemlock plank flooring and trim. 

The Harmony Museum has had a special group of helpers lately–students from the Glad Run Transition program. This group of teenagers has helped clean Stewart Hall and the Harmonist Barn as well as pick up branches and debris in the Mennonite Cemetery. Thanks to the Glade Run Staff who brought this life-skill-building program to the Museum’s attention.

Remember you can join or renew your membership right on this website.  Simply click the “join” buttton at the top of the page.   And if you are a life member, consider an additional donation to help pay for this newsletter and our building upkeep. Do that by clicking the “donate” button at the top of the page. Consider sharing this infomation with friends, neighbors, and relatives—anyone you think should be a museum member. We need new members to stay a healthy organization.  

As always, I welcome your advice and wisdom on all matters concerning Historic Harmony at HistoricHarmonyPresident@gmail.com. Rodney Gasch, President, 724-290-2129.

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