During its meeting Sunday at the June Exhibition, the Board of Trustees took time to recognize several Museum members who had not been able to join in earlier presentations at the Annual Banquet. President Al Garrand presented Distinguished Service Awards to:

Shirley Dickinson:

Shirley joined the Museum in 2006 soon after Goolden-Mann farm was acquired. Her early volunteer work in the Collection Building improved the appearance of the building’s interior and enhanced the exhibits. During construction of a temporary building to house the Herbie Haven shoe repair collection, she recommended and helped improve the design to include the store front we see today. When completed, she set up the collection. Shirley organized the first exhibits in the Goolden-Mann farm house when its use as a rental property ceased. She has led the Museum’s participation in parades in the region with nearly a half dozen entries last year and more this year. Shirley attends most Board meetings, providing welcome snacks and insite. She has prepared the Newsletters for mailing and provided photos used in many issues.