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Time capsule to be dug up in Palmerton park

Published February 23. 2012 05:01PM

Palmerton Area Historical Society member Peter Kern is setting a date to dig up the time capsule in the park. It has to be removed by the time the Veterans' Memorial is begun.

The items in the capsule will be displayed in the Heritage Center window. The announcement was made at the Feb. 13 meeting of the Society.

A train exhibit is at the Center until the end of February.

For March, April and May there will be a photography exhibit of pictures taken by local people.

George Ashman said four people made donations to the archive.

A wedding is scheduled at the Little White Church for May 19. Consequently, Jane Borbe of the church committee said the Christmas decorations have to be taken down.

Volunteers will be appreciated though the date has not been set.

New banners are being designed for the town as part of the 100th anniversary celebration.

Borbe has seen a preview of the "postcard" book and described it as beautiful.

The Concourse Club has scheduled a house tour for December and there will possibly be a church tour.

Mary Beth Beers has received a lot of Christmas memories for the book she is working on and can use more. She said Ashman was the first person to turn his "memory" in. People stop and tell her about their memories but then do not turn them in on paper or email.

She was happy to get a picture of the Santa at Grant's store.

The bylaws are being reviewed and revised by Kern and Bill Smelas.

Kathy Long, storyteller, will be the speaker for the March 12 meeting.

The speaker for the evening was Roy Christman who brought slides of the family farm from the 1950s.

He said the slides were of the same period technologically as the farm they showed instead of a PowerPoint presentation.

The farm produced meat, fruit, grain, potatoes and a vegetable garden with the products sold at a huckster route in Nesquehoning.

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