Minutes

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Meeting Date: 
April 22, 2014

                       WILTON HERITAGE COMMISSION MINUTES FOR APRIL 22 2014

The meeting was called to order at 7 p.m. on April 22 2014 at the Wilton Public and Gregg Free Library.  Present were Stanley Young, Michael Dell’Orto, David Potter, Corinne Blagbrough, and Nancy Clark.

The March Minutes were read and approved as written.  The Treasurer reported no money had been spent.  Two historic marker signs are still pending.

It was decided to include Rob Leonard’s email address and other information on the Historic Map, along with a brief note of thanks for making such attractive signs.

More subjects were suggested for oral history interviews.  Among them are Charlie McGettigan, Elmer Sam Shae, Jane Bergeron, Joan Tuttle, Leslie Tallarico, Dennis, Peggy Hardy.

David has continued work on formatting the Historic Map text with the idea of getting the text to the printer in the near future.  Questions of editing and formatting remain.

The Historic Commission plans to set up and man a booth on the Flats during Old Home Week in a joint appearance with the Historical Society.  Old photographs and other material will be on display.  We hope to have the Historic Markers map ready by then.  Guided walking tours of the downtown are being contemplated.  The Historic Rooms will be opened to the public as well.

David reported he took 600 pictures of the Florence Rideout School at the request of the School Board.  He also panned the gymnasium with a video camera.  The idea is to document the appearance of things prior to the extensive renovation project about to get underway.  Teachers, students, former teachers, and former students will also be interviewed and the intention is to produce a booklet about the school as it used to be now that it stands on the brink of change.  Photos will also be taken during the destruction and renovation processes.

Stanley said the Heritage Commission needs some new members and asked for suggestions.

The meeting adjourned at 8:10.

                                                                                                         Respectfully submitted,

                                                                                                                        Nancy Clark, Secretary