Meeting General Meeting
Date October 12, 2002
Place Strawbridge's Pickwick Room
President Weir welcomed all and introduced Donna Weaver,
sculptor and engraver at the U.S. Mint, who gave a very interesting
presentation on "Wax portraits
to bronze metals."
I. Recording Secretary Jean Jones read the decisions
made by the Board of Directors
A. The Board agreed to lend the Program Committee $1500 to meet
B. Members will be asked to contribute what they can to the committee.
II. The minutes from the last Board meeting were approved.
III. Treasurer's report - Marion Rowen reported we
had $4109.16 on hand as of September 30, 2002. This includes the
speakers fund, sign fund and printing fund.
IV. Reports by Frank Muhly.
A. The map of Historical Philadelphia is now available. Funding
was done by the NPS.
B. Historical markers update - Approval for markers for Benjamin
Smith Barton, Robert Patterson and the Schuylkill Arsenal has been
given by the Pa. Historical and Museum Commission. Applications
for $650 each will be made. NPS will pick up the rest of the cost.
A booklet describing all markers pertaining to L&C throughout
the state has also been approved. The Dedication is likely to be
held between May 7 and June 10, 2003.
C. Philadelphia L&C Committee met at ANS. The group is primarily
concerned with the St. Louis Moving Exhibit due at the Academy from
Nov. 2004 until March, 2005, and hopes to involve the Tourist Bureau
and publicize L&C programs in Phila.. Ronda Hagins is the contact
person at ANS. Jim Baker is the new President of the ANS and very
interested in L&C.
D. Philadelphia Walking Map - Frank is making changes in the format.
It will be a self-guiding map and ready for the 2003 meeting. We
are getting 3000 copies printed.
V. Corps of Discovery II report - Dick Presthold and
Ed Welch looking into it.
VI. 2003 meeting update - Nancy Davis spoke on progress
that has been made. Volunteers will be needed and we will be contacted
VII. Harpers Ferry - On March 28, 29, 30, 2003. Gary
Moulton will be the Keynote Speaker. Iron boat will be on display.
Many other activities are planned. Rose will look into getting a
block of rooms at the Comfort Inn. We plan on car pooling.
VIII. Penn State and Monticello meeting updates -
haven't heard from Penn State. Costs for both are rather high. Some
interest shown on going to the York opera. Some showed interest
in attending Monticello.
IX. Doubletree program- Geography Society meeting.
Charles Sacavage has obtained a free table for us. Volunteers will
be needed to man the table.
X. Edward Carter of the APS, and a great friend of
L&C, passed away. Frank sent a letter of condolence. Memorial
service is set for Nov. 7, l lAM, at Ben Franklin Hall on Chestnut
St. It is open to the public.
XI. Rick McCourt of the ANS asked about the possibility
of an open house to show off the new facilities housing the L&C
herbarium. He wanted to know of our interest.
Meeting was adjourned at 2:00. Next meeting on January
11, 2003 at Strawbridges.