It’s a New Year, and that means a little digital housekeeping here at Clark House Historian:
• FYI, the official Clark House website is down or semi-functional at the moment and may be suffering from a virus or other issues. Clark House volunteers are working to fix the problem. I’ll let you know when things are back to normal.
• I had the pleasure to attend the annual meeting of the Friends of the Jonathan Clark House last Tuesday. Clark House president Tammie Strause, the board, and the volunteers have done a terrific job in 2017. The mortgage has been refinanced—which will promote the long term stability of the museum and allow for improvements to the site—the membership continues to grow, and more and more children and adults are visiting and participating in Clark House educational and outreach activities. Congratulations to all!
• The annual meeting also featured an illustrated presentation from “Jonathan M. Clark” on My Life and Contributions to My Community. The part of Jonathan Clark was taken by volunteer Ben Phelps, who presented an excellent—and historically accurate—overview of JMC and his place in Mequon/Ozaukee history. Nina Look provided the historical information, and the final product was very well done.
• And none of this is possible without generous financial support from donors large or small. If you value the mission of the Jonathan Clark House museum and its educational activities, please become a member of the Friends of the Jonathan Clark House. Here’s a membership form with all the details, just click to open in a new window, print and fill out the form, and mail it with your check to the address on the form:
Thanks for reading, and thanks for supporting the Jonathan Clark House!