KIHA newsletters from the 1980's


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1986 September This is our first newsletter. We announced that KIHA would be accepting the deed to the Stone Church and hold a celebratory lunch at the Zion Church. There is also a short history of the German Reformed Church​​.

1987
1987 May Events for the year include Dr. Richard C. Knopf and '200 years and still pioneering'; slide show by the Firelands Council of the Historical Society, The History of Kelleys Island by Betty Niedecker, an Art Show, Annual meeting, Tour of Homes and Butterfly Festival. Plans for 200th anniversary of the Northwest Ordinance and U. S. Constitution as well as the Centennial of Kelleys Island becoming a Village.


1987 July Auction to be held at Butterfly Festival. Hill's History of Kelleys Island and cookbook available. Centennial of Village of Kelleys Island and 60th anniversary of Matso's Place this year (the longest operating family business on the Island).


1987 November Directors and Officers: Donald Haas, Nadine Mack, Florence McKillips, Lydia Bechtel, June Campbell, Helena Coulon, Ila Dick, Russell Matso and Donna Nowak. Lydia Bechtel is honored for her outstanding service. The History of Kelleys Island, Commomerative Plates and cook books offered for sale.

1988
1988 May Florence McKillips to arrange for pick up of items for the Butterfly Festival sale. Cookbooks to be reprinted.


1988 July Revisions to the Constitution and By-Laws. Cookin' up a Storm, a cookbook compiled by Bea Matso, is in the works (and, since we found a box of them, these are again available in our Gift Shop!). Rev. J. W. Walton marked 25 years serving the Islands.

1989
1989 May Tour of Homes organized by Ila Dick and June Campbell. Lydia Bechtel organizes the Art Show.
1989 July Dr. Jane Forsythe to speak at the Butterfly Festival. Lydia Bechtel's painting 'Lost Sandunes' to be raffled off. Tour of Homes success features craftsmanship of Godfried Schock.