Big anniversaries were celebrated today by the Chippewa County Historical and Genealogical Societies. Abigail Hantke reports on today’s historical celebration. A day marked in history. The proclamation is a recognition, it’s an honor and in respect of the organization. I believe that it recognizes the people who have worked very hard to make the organization successful.
The event celebrates 45 years for the Chippewa County Historical Society, 35 years for the Chippewa County Genealogical Society, and 25 years of their shared location at the Chippewa Area History Center.
“Preserving our history is very important. It seems that when people come here they’re just amazed at the collections we have and the information that’s available through the genealogical society.”
Historical society vice president Jim Schuh was a bit taken aback at the celebration, as he put numerous hours into the event and the organization. The area history center asks that everyone who comes here signs in this guest book which has been sitting here since 1990.
During the celebration, two new exhibits were also on display. More than 75 people attended today’s celebration and enjoyed the two dozen exhibits, seven thousand images and artifacts, and thousands of research materials located at the Chippewa Area History Center. The center is open every Tuesday and the fourth Saturday of the month.