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Denmark Historical Society thanks Sean McGrath and the Highland Steet Foundation for its continued support.
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Posted on Jun 20, 2019 Leave a Comment
The members of the board of directors of Denmark Historical Society wish to thank the Birch Cove Fund and Maine Community Foundation for its continued support of the projects to protect the contents of the archives.
Recently the society was awarded a grant of $5000.00 to continue its work.
The society has been fortunate to receive past grants which have enabled the society to digitize most of the collection and purchase supplies to protect individual items.
Posted on May 15, 2019
The previous twelve months have been very busy and productive for the Denmark Historical Society, thanks to the hard work of the members, board members, volunteers, and generous sponsors.
The major process of digitizing the paper records held in the collection has been completed. The digitization effort was funded with a generous grant from The Birch Cove Foundation.
The holdings continue to grow through donations and purchases with funds from the acquisition fund. Much effort is being made to organize and protect items in the archives, including film and slides. A horse drawn sleigh, donated by Fritz Von Ulmer and Brian Grennan, is currently under repair by Dan Eaton of the smallboat shop.
Over the summer, the cemetery committee met several times to document and verify the burial records of the cemeteries, starting with the Hilton cemetery. The work is ongoing.
New purchases of computers and audio-visual equipment were made possible through donations from the Highland Street Foundation. Purchasing decisions and installation were greatly assisted by Charles Linden, who went above and beyond the call of duty. The television and sound system were installed in the meeting room of the library. The equipment will be made available to other non-profits.
The Society invited Kevin Gardner, a well-known author and wall builder, to talk about stone walls. The event was held at the Denmark Arts Center, was open to the general public, and was very well received. The audience was fascinated to listen to Kevin talk as he built a miniature stone wall.
In an effort to offer a variety of programming and build community with our fellow non-profit organizations, the Society is actively teaming with the Library and the Arts Center in developing a series of talks by authors.
We continue to reach out to a wide range of sources for funding grants for the various activities of the Society.
Many thanks to our members, as well as the following individuals and organizations, which, through their financial support, make our activities possible:
Birch Cove Foundation Highland Street Foundation
The Town of Denmark
Denmark Lions Club Ace Insurance Agency
Nestlé Waters North America Inc.
MacDonald Motors smallboat shop
Granger Pond Camping Area
R.H. LeGoff Excavation Co. Denmark Minuteman Press
D.H.S. friends and anonymous
Respectfully submitted by the Board of Directors,
Terry Rhoads, Lee Ann Shand, Daniel Eaton, Daryl Kenison, Patricia Largey, Astrea Fatica, Clare McKeagney, Mari Hook, and JoAnne Harbourt
Posted on May 13, 2019 Leave a Comment
Recently the historical society was gifted with a safe from Nestlé Waters North America. We are now able to store delicate, fragile items, along with digital storage of our collection.
The historical society thanks Terry Rhoads, for spending a day moving the safe to its new home. Thank you to C. M. Nichols Landscaping – Chris and Mark and their equipment loaded the safe from its former home into the truck that transported the safe to Denmark. Joe Wist’s tractor was used to unload the safe from the truck and moved to the library’s entrance. Nick Rehmert and Stephen Glasgow assisted Terry for the day with moving the safe to the library and its new home in the archive. Thank you to Nestlé Waters North America for this wonderful gift which will protect valuable items for the historical society.
We thank Denmark Public Library for allowing the safe to be located in the book sale area.
Posted on May 8, 2019 Leave a Comment
In the past year Nestlé, known locally as Poland Spring Water, has gifted the Denmark Historical Society with used office equipment. We are now able to store items in our collection in file cabinets, shelves, desk and chair. And a safe to protect valuables.
We are now in the process of reorganizing the archives with the file cabinets. We have a desk for our new computer system. With the safe the historical society is able to store its film, portable drives holding thousands of images and other fragile items. With the file cabinets allows the archive to expand its storage capabilities and to have safer storage solution.
Many thanks to Nestlé Waters North America for the continued support to the historical society.
Posted on May 2, 2019
The board of directors of Denmark Historical Society are pleased to announce that the historical society has been awarded a grant from the Highland Street Foundation and David McGrath to further its goals of data collection, digitization and outreach.
Board members are excited to be able to continue its work to collect, protect and share the history of Denmark with the community.
With the funds the historical society purchased a computer, printer, scanner, a 50” television, a laptop computer, and a sound system. The equipment is set up in the archives and meeting room of Denmark Public Library.
Charles Linden set up the hardware. Many thanks for the hours spent to set up the equipment!
The first event for the public using the television, laptop and sound system is the book club movie and book discussion with The Color Purple by Alice Hoffman, a Denmark Public Library event.