Bellefonte Historical and Cultural Association
Bellefonte, Pennsylvania
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February 15, 2019

Train Station

Romayne Naylor, President Joseph Griffin, Vice-President, Jim Dunne, Secretary; Melady Kehm, Jeanne Newlin, Joanne Tosti-VaseyGay Dunne, Karen Arnold, Nancy Perkins, Dave Kurtz, Julia Kasdorf, Phil
Ruth. Amy Kelchner and Hannah Black were introduced. A quorum was in attendance as defined by the BHCA bylaws

Minutes – Minutes of 2019-01-11 were approved (Jeanne, Gay).

Treasurer’s Report (Dave Eggler) – Report noted. click here to read the report

Committee Reports

Summer Sounds (JoAnn Knupp) – Beatlemania is funded (Jeanne)

Sunday Afternoon Music Series Trinity United Methodist Church, Sundays at 2:30 PM
        A concert by the Goldstein Jazz Quartet on February was well attended and well received.
        Next Concert - Sunday, March 17 - Callanish: A Celtic band based in central Pennsylvania plays Irish and Scottish music in the traditional style.

Poetry (Julia) - Out Loud, Fridays, 7:30 PM at the Bellefonte Art Museum
        We wish to continue to have Out Loud downstairs in the Museum to maintain handicapped access. We may need to move art, coordinating with Gallery manager. New poster is attached.
        April 12, Friday, 7:30 p.m. Open Mic Poetry Reading.  Georgi Johnson invites writers to share original work and bring a copy to display.

Old House Fair (Joseph) - Old House Fair on the Road: 4 workshops planned. A modified logo is needed
        Window Replacement - Ken Nuttle - early June. Kenneth Nuttle Woodworking
        Researching Your Historic House - July - Philip Ruth
        Tour of Rhoneymeade building - September
        HARB training - to be videotaped (date not established)

Historic Preservation (Jeanne) - HARB presentation on Feb. 26 for Freight House door color (gray) Nancy P. will attend. Dave K. completed countersinking of 10,000 nails in the FH floor. The group expressed gratitude to
Dave for all his efforts. A video of Dave in his kayak gear will be created by a PSU student. The Garden Club will execute the landscaping.

        Jeanne: Curtin village will be visited by PMHC on 3/25 to discuss possible ownership transfer to the Curtin Foundation. Sue Hannegan is the Foundation President

Talleyrand Park (Joanne) – Meeting 3/18 at 6 or 6:30 for a DCED (Dept of Community and Economic Development) presentation on Main Street and Elm St.

Old Business - March 02, 2019 -10:00 am to 2:00 pm at the American Philatelic Society. A motion to allow Phil to purchase a new display board if a satisfactory board is not available was approved. A motion to approve
the cost of printing information for the panels was approved (Julia, Nancy P.) There was discussion about selling items at the fair. We will contact the Chamber.

New Business - Jim discussed . Please review this site for possible BHCA participation.


Next BHCA Meeting - 7 PM Friday, March 22, at the conference room in Phil’s office building, The Lofts, at High & Water Street.

Jim Dunne, Secretary