As we move thought the summer months, we hope you are enjoying family, friends and your vacations.
Due to a lack of volunteers, the board made the decision to have the museums open only on Saturdays. If more volunteers step up to be docents, we can always add more days.
I'd like to thank Esther Cox, Jim Kent and Billy Sutter for keeping the museums open on Saturdays during June and July. If you can volunteer even one day for four hours, call Beverly 530-474-5110.
We say FAREWELL to Lalah Anton. She and her husband have moved and are closer to their daughters and grandchildren. Lalah began her volunteer hours with SHS in the fall of 2014. Her dedication and expertise can be seen in the displays in the museums. To say the Anton's will be missed is an understatement.
If you are interested in volunteering in the office, please call Beverly 530-474-5110, or stop by on a Tuesday between 10am and 12noon.
JULY 24TH- Keeping History Alive will be at the fire hall at 2 pm. This is your chance to learn about BF Loomis and see some of his photos printed from the glass plate negatives we have acquired.
JULY 31- Community Picnic, see enclosed flyer
AUGUST 13th- Founders day, see enclosed flyer
2022-2023 ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP is due by August 31th.
Witherow Family and the Community Picnic
By Nancy Johnson
The Witherow family came to Inwood in 1882 and bought an established ranch. The Witherows planted apples for a cash crop and had a large orchard. Sometime around the turn of the century the Witherows offered up their irrigated pasture, surrounded by cooling Douglas firs for a community Picnic. This has been held on the last Sunday in July since that time.
In 1961, Charles and Shirly Brovan bought the Witherow Ranch and were asked by the Witherow Family to continue the Community Picnics. The Brovans held the picnics at their Ranch until the scare of covid 19 in 2020, when public gatherings were mandated to not occur. The Brovans had made many improvements over the years, making a lovely picnic area, and graciously hosting the picnic.
Fast forward to today and the Brovans no longer feel capable of hosting the Community Picnic.
The Community picnic will be hosted by the Shingletown Historical Society at the Museum grounds behind the Museum on July 31st at 12 noon. It is a potluck and people are encouraged to bring their own table setting and chairs.
I am happy that the Shingletown Historical Society has decided that the Community Picnic is important and has agreed to continue the tradition. I grew up going to the Picnic and it was always a fun time. It is a good place to reconnect with neighbors and make new friends, it makes us a stronger community. Hope to see you there.
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