Hello, Friends of the Mount Holly Historical Society –
We hope you will join us next Tuesday for our upcoming August meeting!
Tuesday, August 28, 2012, 7PM: MHHS Annual Membership Meeting
We will kick off our new fiscal year this month at our Annual Membership Meeting. Please mark your calendars and plan to attend this important meeting! We will vote on new Board of Directors members, new MHHS logo, recognize volunteers, discuss plans for future programs and projects, fundraising, MHHS goals, committee activities, review progress on current projects, special events, exhibits, and archives. Light refreshments will be served; Historic exhibits will be on display. Meeting is free and open to all MHHS members and the general public.
UPCOMING MHHS EVENTS THROUGH THE END OF 2012:
“21st Annual Hoyle Historic Homestead Open House”, Saturday, September 8th: Come join us at Gaston County’s oldest home, the Hoyle House, circa late 1700’s, located on the Dallas-Stanley Highway (Near Riverside Fish Camp). Enjoy a fun-filled day of history, crafts, re-enactors, home tours, guest speakers, and BBQ. There is NO entrance fee. The MHHS will have a table there to recruit new members, sell our T-shirts and the book, “Images of America: Mount Holly”. Other local historical societies will be represented also.
For more info on the Hoyle Historic Homestead, visit their website: www.hoylehomestead.org
“Autumn On Main” Annual Festival, Saturday, September 22nd – MHHS Headquarters will be open to public: We will be open for visitors during festival hours. Stop by the MHHS to see our historic exhibits. The book on Mt. Holly’s history, “Images of America: Mount Holly” and MHHS T-shirts will be available for purchase. Please bring your family and friends to enjoy this fun annual Historic Downtown Mount Holly event.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012, 7PM: MHHS MEETING
Program: “North Carolina Pottery History”, Presented by a member of the NC Pottery Guild. Light refreshments will be served; Historic exhibits will be on display. Meeting is free and open to all MHHS members and the general public.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012, 7PM: MHHS MEETING
Program: “Finding Historical Information In Graveyards”, Presented by Terry Waldrop, Local Author and Historian Specializing in Cemeteries. Light refreshments will be served; Historic exhibits will be on display. Meeting is free and open to all MHHS members and the general public.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012, 7PM: MHHS MEETING
Program: “City of Canvas: The Story of Camp Greene” Documentary Film Presented by Jack Dillard, Local Historian.
Completed after years of research, this documentary reminds us of an important but somewhat overlooked chapter in our area’s history. Camp Greene was a World War I training camp in Charlotte from 1917 to 1919. The documentary was produced by Jack Dillard and a team of advisors on the project that includes Dr. Dan Morrill, professor of history at UNC Charlotte and Consulting Director of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission; Joyce Reimann, Manager, and Jane Johnson, Librarian, Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library. Light refreshments will be served; Historic exhibits will be on display. Meeting is free and open to all MHHS members and the general public.
”MountHolly Days” Friday, December 14, 2012, 6:30PM – 10:00PM – MHHS Headquarters will be open to Public: We will be open for visitors during MountHolly Days hours. Stop by for refreshments, fellowship, and tour our historic exhibits. The book on Mt. Holly’s history, “Images of America: Mount Holly” and MHHS T-shirts will be available for purchase. Please bring your family and friends to enjoy this fun annual Historic Downtown Mount Holly holiday event. (No MHHS meeting in December)
MORE NEWS FROM MHHS:
Visit our new MHHS FaceBook page!
Get the latest info on MHHS events…view photos…”Like” us! Join the MHHS Group and MHHS Member Blog to have online discussions, share historic research info, etc. If you have any information you think other MHHS members may be interested in, please post it. We’ve heard that many of you do research on your own…please share with us!
MHHS IS LOOKING FOR MORE HISTORIC ITEMS!
The MHHS is always looking for items of historical significance to Mount Holly or the surrounding area. If you, someone in your family or anyone you know has something to donate to the City’s archives, please contact the MHHS. Call Roy or Christine Vogel, MHHS Archives Committee Co-Chairs: 704.812-8709. The Archives Committee will follow up to arrange an appointment for your item(s) to be evaluated. All items must be approved/accepted by the Archives Committee prior to donation. Please understand due to space limitations we may not be able to accept all items offered for display.
Fundraising is always important to enable the MHHS to continue our historic preservation efforts. As previously announced, the MHHS now has 501C Non-Profit IRS Status. All contributions are fully tax deductible and receipts will be issued. Please make your check payable to Mount Holly Historical Society and mail it to P.O. Box 12, Mount Holly, NC 28120. Your support is greatly appreciated!
MHHS Membership Form
We encourage to become a MHHS member and to participate with us in our efforts to preserve and promote the historical past of Mt. Holly and the surrounding communities. To join, simply complete and mail the form as directed below.
Phone #: _________________(h) _______________(w) ______________(cell)
Mail this form with a check or money order for $25.00 per person (or $40 per family) for annual dues to: The Mount Holly Historical Society, P.O. Box 12, Mount Holly, NC 28120
Please don’t hesitate to contact me with questions or comments.
Sandy Murphy Carter
MHHS VP and Publicity Chair
MHHS Email: firstname.lastname@example.org