News: Clark Co. Historical Society (Mtg - 2012)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Kluckhohn, Nyberg, Kurz, Patton

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 10/31/2012

Clark County Historical Society (Meeting - 3 November 2012)

The Thorp Area Historical Society will be hosting the Clark County Historical Society November business meeting Nov. 3, at Cindy’s Hall in downtown Thorp on Washington Street. There will be a potluck meal at noon, followed by the business meeting. Afterwards the group will drive to the Thorp Area Historical & Telephone Museum located at 305 West Birch St. (Go north on Washington Street, proceed over railroad tracks, turn west on the first corner onto Birch Street for two blocks. Museum is on the south side of the street.)

The museum has over 100 telephones from around the world and is the only museum of this kind in Wisconsin.

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 11/7/2012

The Thorp Area Historical Society hosted the Clark County Historical Society’s fall business meeting Saturday, Nov. 3, at Cindy’s Hall in Thorp.

Guest speakers Jeff and Maxine Kluckhohn presented information about their Omaha Hotel renovation project. This old building, also known as the Hotel Paulus, is located on the northeast corner of 7th and Clay Streets in Neillsville. Due to 20 or more years of disuse, restoring this building to use for shops or apartments will require a lot of time and money, but they have already begun the process of registering it on the Historic Register.

Sheila Nyberg, Economic Development Corporation and Tourism Bureau executive director, brought information about opportunities for promoting Clark County. She spoke about the upcoming 160th anniversary of Clark County and the 140th anniversary of the Clark County Fairgrounds, a project to photograph and record the old barns of Clark County and possible sources of funds for various projects.

The Colby/Rural Arts, Loyal, Thorp, Stanley and 1897 Clark County Jail Museum groups reported on recent and upcoming events in their areas. Christine Kurz reported on the planning for the 2013 essay contest sponsored by the Clark County Historical Society.

Christ Patton was elected second vice president, and Shirley Anderson was re-elected secretary. The other officers will continue in their positions until the 2013 business meeting.

Following the information-packed meeting all adjourned to the Thorp Area Historical Society Museum to view the well arranged and attractive exhibits, including a large and unique telephone exhibit occupying an entire room.



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