Next Meeting: Monday, August 19, 6:30 p.m. Town of Byron Town Hall, N3097 Highway 175, Byron, WI 53006. Guest Speakers: Phil and LuAnn Bird will present “A Year in Vietnam with Phil Bird” following a brief business meeting. Phil’s letters home and photographs he took during his war-time military service, along with his recent honor flight experience will be featured. The couple’s work with Fisher House, providing accommodations for patients receiving care at VA hospitals, will also be included. Don’t miss this fascinating evening.
Get Involved! BHS has lots of fun activities for all our friends and members.
Become a new member or renew your membership – Annual dues per person are $10 or $25 per family. Lifetime membership is $200.
Contribute to the 2020 calendar – Work is already starting on next year’s commemorative calendar, Farm Memories. If you have stories and/or photographs of Town of Byron farm life, we would love to review it for inclusion.
Gather oral history – The African proverb reminds us that when someone dies, a library has burned because his/her story is lost. We want to preserve the stories of our people through interviews. Please consider volunteering to meet with a member of our community to hear and record his/her stories. BHS will provide guidelines and a tape recorder. Contact us for more details.
Help us tend the garden – BHS plants, waters, weeds and tends the flowers and plants that adorn the outdoor veterans memorial. Even if your thumb isn’t completely green, we welcome volunteers to take a weekly turn at keeping the grounds respectful of the memorial and beautiful for all to see.
Open. BHS members will be on site at the Town of Byron Town Hall for those wishing to purchase commemorative calendars and view the current exhibit: Saturday, August 17, from 9:00a.m. to noon. Stop in and see us (N3097 Highway 175, Byron WI 53006)! We are also available at other times by appointment. Please email [email protected] or call us at 920 922 5351 or 920 960 4591.
2019 Annual Meeting Special Event: One-Room Schools Conversation
On Monday, March 18, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. Byron Historical Society hosted a discussion of personal memories of one-room schools. As fewer Americans hold these amazing experiences, our opportunity to capture first-person recollections will not last forever. Watch this space for information about a transcript of the event.
Happy New Year! BHS Board members Maureen Betz and Marlin Towne (right) were greeted at the Town of Byron Holiday Party in January, 2019, by Town Chair Bob Simon.