The July 25th meeting of the Traer Historical Museum Board was called to order by President Christy Wicks. Those in attendance were: Christy Wicks, Tom Wicks, Carol Stansbery, Elsa Weida, Joan Reuman, Tony Weida, Sharon Bolt, Judy Robb, and Sharon Stoakes.
The Fort Donelson National Battlefield Visitors Center has requested photos of Wolf Creek Rangers and North Tama natives B.F. Thomas and Peter Wilson to use in their new exhibit. The families were pleased with the request, so digital copies will be sent. The display opens in August or September.
Thank you notes will be sent to participants in the James "Tama Jim" Wilson display grand opening. The event was a great success thanks to wonderful speakers and a great turnout of guests from the community. A thank you to the community will be put in the Star-Clipper.
A video of the "Tama Jim" grand opening was made by Christy Wicks and is available by contacting a museum board member.
The museum will now be open on Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, from 1-4 pm. People to host the museum are needed. If anyone is interested in helping during these opening hours, contact Sharon Stoakes at 478-2574 or via email at redhawk8223 @yahoo.com. The museum will also be open by appointment when requested.
The museum will be serving pie Friday and Saturday, August 9 and 10 during Winding Stairs Festival. Elsa Weida will solicit pies and workers for the event. Anyone interested in helping with either pies, working, or both, please contact Elsa at 319-404-1698.
Judy Robb brought up the subject of "where do we go from here" concerning the Tama Jim display. There were lots of ideas to think about, and the possibility of hiring a part time director or help of some kind was considered.
A motion was made by Judy and seconded by Elsa to adjourn. The motion was unanimously approved.