While the program started outside under the tent, the threatening weather drove us inside where Deb continued her interesting and historic talk on the “Leaders and Legends of Otsego County.” A great success with the added bonus of the free distribution of her “Historical Markers of Otsego County and Their Locations” booklet.
Rich brought part of his extensive lamp collection to share with us and to illustrate various parts of his historic and technical history of lighting.
Bill Ryall shared both his knowledge of photography and some of his recent photos of the SW House…stressing the idea of taking photos from one’s own point of view.
Baseball memories of the 1950’s, as well as remanences of an area businessman, educator, community leader, and family man, were the focus of this lovely day on the front lawn of the SW House Museum.
Jim & Diana Hickling of Norwich, NY presented a program on cast iron cookware. They gave a history of cast iron cookware, showed their extensive collection of Griswold, and demonstrated how beautifully it can be restored.
Guest speaker, Lucy Kise showing just a few of the cozy quilts and clever items that our mothers and grandmothers created out of these practical feed sacks.
Joan Kollgaard received the NSDAR Community Service Award from Jeanne Westcott, former Oneonta Chapter DAR regent and Helen Rees, Pres. of the Friends of SW, for all of her community service. Joan has been active with the Friends of Swart-Wilcox House Museum as President, Program Chair, and all around Overseer, she has also been Program Chair for Continuing Classes in Adult Learning or CCAL as it is known, and works with the Oneonta Chapter of Dining for Women. A busy lady, she has given much to the community over the years.