SPRING LUNCHEON CANCELLED
Timm House and PC Museum to Open for 2018 Season on May 5
HONORED AT NHHS ANNUAL MEETING
Three New Holstein Historical Society members were honored at the Nov. 4 Annual Meeting. Debbie and Dick Griem were recipients of the Pioneer Award for continued service to the NHHS and Herb Buhl was honored as NHHS Volunteer of the Year. Deb and Dick are longtime NHHS members who have served in many capacities. Deb currently co-ordinates the docent schedule for both the Timm House and Pioneer Corner Museum. In addition to his current NHHS position as Treasurer, Dick has held other offices and has provided the plans and design for many of the vignettes at PC Museum, as well as supervising and aiding in the vignette construction. In announcing Herb Buhl as Volunteer of the Year, NHHS President Jerry Hollstrom praised Herb's willingness to help and commended him on his ability to accomplish most tasks. "Herb's the man with the tools," said Jerry. "He either has them or knows where to get them."
Jessie Garcia tells the NHHS Annual meeting audience about Alvin Kraenzlein, an athlete from Wisconsin, who won four individual gold medals in the 1900 Olympic games in Paris and earned the sobriquet, "The Father of the Modern Hurdling Technique". Kraenzlein was one of the athletes featured in Garcia's book "Going for Wisconsin Gold".
Wisconsin Author Tells Tales of Wisconsin Athletes at NHHS Annual Meeting
The author was the first female to be named to a position as a Wisconsin TV sportscaster. She also spoke about growing up as a non-athlete and suddenly discovering that she wanted to tell the stories of those who do compete in various sports, then having to learn about sports at the same time as she, as a female, worked her way into the forefront of a previously male dominated profession.
In a short meeting prior to Ms. Garcia's address, NHHS members elected incumbent NHHS Board members Dick Griem, Jerry Hallstrom, Kay Nett, and Carol Wordell to new three year terms.
At the November NHHS monthly meeting that followed the annual meeting, Hallstrom was re-elected NHHS President, Wordell was re-elected NHHS vice president, Nett was re-elected NHHS secretary, and Griem was re-elected treasurer for 2018.
2017 Appraisal Day is in the Books
Guest appraiser Lee Bernard checks out one of the many interesting items brought in for examination at the New Holstein Historical Society's Annual Antique Appraisal Day held Saturday, March 18 at the New Holstein Community Center. This particular item, a vintage Lionel Mickey Mouse hand car, was one of the more valuable items appraised by Bernard and fellow appraiser Gordon Kirsten. Saturday marked the tenth year in a row that the two men have aided the NHHS's fund raising event by serving as the guest appraisers.
Hallstrom is New NHHS President
Hallstrom had served as the NHHS Vice President. Per the election, Carol Wordell becomes the new VP. Secretary Kay Nett and Treasurer Richard Griem were re-elected to their respective positions.
In addition to the new officer slate, a new member of the Board of Directors was elected. Chris Lehner will fill a two year term. This action took place at the NHHS Annual Meeting. Joining Lehner on the NHHS Board as re-elected members were incumbents Donna Schneider, Grace Flora, Linda Schneidawind, and Thieissen.
Thanks for your interest in the New Holstein Historical Society
Our Society, formed in 1961, owns two facilities. The Pioneer Corner Museum houses a variety of collections that highlight the history of New Holstein and its surrounding areas. There is always something new at the Pioneer since we add new displays, exhibits and vignettes each year. One visit is never enough!
The Timm House Historic Site represents a time period of from 1898 - 1905. The total restoration of the property (interior and exterior) was completed in 2007 at a cost of $1.25 million. The Society is sincerely greatful to The Jeffris Family Foundation for a $562,000 matching grant. Without this help the project would never have been completed and the home would have been lost.
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The Timm House is open from 1 to 4 PM on Saturdays and Sundays from the first weekend of May through the last weekend of October. It is also open for the Timm House Christmas in December. Exact dates and times for the Timm House Christmas appear elsewhere on this website.
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