Are you interested in history - especially our Amery Area history? If so, the Amery Area Historical Society (AAHS) members would love to talk to you.
Donations relating to Amery area history are needed. Donation criteria – We are looking for historical items relevant to Amery and the surrounding area, Polk County and the state of Wisconsin. All donated items must be clean and in good/sturdy condition as we do not have the funds to repair or clean them. Please do not leave items outside our door as we want to give credit to our donors and hear the history of your donated items. The stories are often the best part! Please schedule a time to drop off donated items with one of our members listed at the end of this article. Of course, we are always happy to accept monetary tax-deductible donations.
We recently dedicated a corner of the history room to display military uniforms and memorabilia. We need additional memorabilia, uniforms, mannequins and/or dress forms, and a clear (glass/plexiglass) lockable desk-top display case. We could also use two 6-foot and two 4-foot folding tables. If you have any of these items to donate, we would be very appreciative! Again, they must be in clean and sturdy condition.
Have you done a family tree for your Amery ancestors? If you are willing to share it, we would love a copy in the history room. We currently have several on display.
Beginning Jan. 5, 2019, the Amery Area Historical Society will be open the first Saturday of each month (10:00-Noon). Our open house hours will coincide with the Amery Area Public Library Book Sale Saturday schedule. Please stop by – coffee and conversation await you. We always welcome groups to tour the history room by calling to schedule a date and time.
Our members are the most important part of our historical society. We welcome new members who are interested in Amery area history and have time to help us provide interesting and informative displays and programs to the public and our Amery area schools. Yearly dues are only $10 for an individual or $20 for a family. We also welcome local businesses to become members ($50 yearly). Plan to attend one of our monthly meetings to see what we are about. Watch the Amery Free Press and other area media sources for scheduled times and days.
You are invited to attend our Holiday Open House on Dec. 20, 2018 from 1:00-3 p.m. We also invite you to stay for our December Membership meeting beginning at 3 p.m. Don’t forget to purchase the 2018 edition of the 1887-1987 Amery Centennial book. Copies are available at the front desk of the library.
Please contact Jerry (715-554-0239), JoAnn (715-268-6134), Jim (715-554-4197) or Dianna (715-607-1898) to join, donate items, volunteer or get more information.