Whew-1 year down and how fast it flew. It seemed like one job would get started and three were going before you knew it. A new roof was put on the lower level of the Little Red Schoolhouse Museum, and then the new school room was finally able to be completed. A new air conditioner was put upstairs to keep our visitors comfortable. While upstairs we worked very hard to work on our displays, so we can see them more easily and see more of what is upstairs.
The old school room display is now located downstairs and we put in a dress shop where that had been upstairs. Uniforms are on mannequins, dresses on mannequins, things are freshened up. A very nice military display with photos and write ups on our service men has been added. New eaves were put on the schoolhouse and Waldron buildings. Busy work for many, as many hands make work light.
Many visitors came through, including two couples from England, who were very impressed with what they saw and heard. We had a great group of tour guides; some had to give directions for other things in Sterling, but they knew we were there to help
them out. For the seven weekends that we were open we had about 150-155 visitors.
One of our Trustees, Don Richardson, recently resigned. We thank him for his many years of service and wish him well.
For my first year, I had to learn a great deal, but I benefitted from it greatly. Here’s to hoping the next year goes just as well or even better.
Pat Shortslef, President
Sterling Historical Society