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Historical Society signs off, donates materials to library

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Forsyth/Hickory Point Township Historical Society was organized in 2000 to preserve the heritage of the Village of Forsyth and Hickory Point Township. Over the years, members have collected and organized a wide variety of information and memorabilia, from school photographs from the 1930s to transcripts of interviews with long-time Forsyth families to minutes from area organizations such as the Forsyth Rebekah Lodge. These items have been housed at Forsyth Public Library and are available for use by library visitors.

Historical society members recently decided to dissolve the group and donate all materials and the remainder of its treasury to Forsyth Public Library.

The Historical Society has always maintained close ties to the library. In fact, the group’s beginnings can be traced back to the dedication of the library fountain. In its 15-plus years, the Historical Society has made many valuable contributions to the Forsyth community, including an historical marker for the Old Village Pump on Ruehl Street, cookbooks with recipes from local cooks and historical calendars featuring local buildings and landmarks. The group’s meetings have been known for special speakers and field trips to area historical sites.

Thank you to the Forsyth/Hickory Point Township Historical Society for its valuable work in documenting our local history.

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