The first two 2014 Newsletters are now posted.
We have also posted our By-Laws as a link to this page. At our Annual Meeting the membership voted to amend the By-Laws to create the category of Director Emeritus, an honor that the board can bestow on individuals whose service to the Society has been exemplary. The board has awarded this title to two people without whom there would probably be no Society – Julie Davis Dickey and Eugene Powell. You can read more about them in Issue 2 2014 of the newsletter.
There is major progress to report. On August 20th, we signed sign a contract with Jamie Wayland of O’Jennings Home Builders, for Phase 2. O’Jennings will construct the Wildlife Art Gallery to house the collection of the Society’s benefactor, the late Linwood A. Rhodes, and we are looking forward to seeing Jamie’s men at work. Mr. Rhodes was an avid outdoorsman and hunter, and gave the Society his mounted trophies and art. The collection includes taxidermy specimens as well as ceramics, and prints from such notable wildlife artists as Jim Kasper and Michael Mathias Kiefer. The gallery has been designed to showcase these works. Until work is complete, we will remain open for visitors at the Old Jail, next to the Court House in Stanardsville. Meanwhile, we will be posting to our online Gallery some of the items you will be able to see in person in the new facility. We hope to open the museum and gallery at 360 Main Street in the spring of 2015. And we plan to begin regular events at the new location, using the grounds as well as the house and gallery.
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