Newsletters 2020-2029

October 2020 - NOT AVAILABLE ONLINE YET - Meet your new Board members: Alexi Panehal and Ned Williams. Outgoing President Cindy Herndon recaps the year. Officers for 2021: Chris Carrig-President, Patti Fresch-Vice President, Michael Beatty-Treasurer and Leslie Korenko-Secretary. She also finished posting the issues of The Islander II 1937-1938 and thanks to Patti Fresch’s patience in scanning each page, we are now posting the Home Town News 1978-1983 on our website. Datus writes to his brother Irad in December 1847. Check out our long list of business supporters.


July 2020 - NOT AVAILABLE ONLINE YET - Vegas night is cancelled but will be rescheduled for 2021.  Meet our Lady Doctors – Dr. Jane Spaulding and Dr. Sarah Henderson as our display this year features Island Doctors in the 1800’s. Our other display describes the great Suffrage debate of 1867. A beautiful June day in 1890. Another of Teri’s beautiful quilts is being raffled off. Election of two Board members at our Annual meeting – meet the candidates.  Tourist accommodations on the Island in July 1880.  People who have contact us. Donations and new members and a list of our business members.


April 2020 - NOT AVAILABLE ONLINE YET - Details about the Las Vegas event planned for August, Small museums are growing more popular. Island Doctor Jane Spaulding writes about how she became a doctor. She served the Island from 1866-1873. KIHA purchases the Haas property next door (1/2 funded by donations). The history of an 1852 penny found on the Island. Kosters Dock suffers severe storm damage. Kudos from the Catawba Island Historical Society. New signage at the Glacial Grooves. So many donations were receive from our November appeal. 


January 2020 - NOT AVAILABLE ON LINE YET - A look back on how much our museum has changed since 2015. Looking back at our charter members as we celebrate our 40th year. Our first newsletter appeared in 1986 and is online now. We thank our volunteers. Introducing our new gift shop and the volunteer bucks program. A few more photos from Homecoming. We say goodbye to Roger Williams. Fun photos from several 2019 weddings and a few vintage ones too. Christmas in 1871. Introducing Dr. Fann. Suffrage debates begin in 1867. The Grand Pacific House in New Baltimore Michigan is built with KI stone. The Chamber recognizes KIHA’s accomplishments in “creating memorable and important exhibits in its museum, but also thinking of ways to engage the community.” KILA awarded us with “the best organization” in 1994. Check out who visited the museum as 2816 visitors sign in: Road Scholars, John Friedman, Francis Deitrich, Naomi Spencer and Christine Fanning. 1968 the first police handcuffs arrive on the Island. January 1869, the mail boat made a round trip in one day. A really long list of items donated. Finally, the ever expanding list of businesses who support KIHA.