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MISSION

 

The mission of the Cornville Historical Society is to gather, preserve and share information about the history of the Cornville-Page Springs area from the time of pioneer settlement in the 1870's to the present.  The Society does research, keeps records, collects historical items, and sponsors educational activities relating to rural life in the historic Lower Oak Creek area. 

  

GOALS & OBJECTIVES

 

1.  GATHER:  Collect Historical Information

2.  PRESERVE:  Store Collections Safely

3.  SHARE:  Inform Community & Be Visible

4.  GAIN COMMUNITY SUPPORT:  Strengthen Organization

 

 

WHAT'S NEW? 

ATTENTION: DUE TO CONCERNS ABOUT THE COVID-19 VIRUS THIS EVENT IS POSTPONED. WE WILL LET YOU KNOW WHEN WE RESCHEDULE IT. WE ARE SORRY FOR THE INCONVENIENCE.

Cornville Historical Society Annual Meeting March 19!

 

The 15th Annual Meeting of the Cornville Historical Society will be held on Thursday, March 19, 2020, from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m., at the First Southern Baptist Church, 11340 Circle Dr., in Cornville.

 

The agenda includes the CY 2019 Reports, CY 2020 Budget and the Election of Board members. Board members nominated for election: Tracey Campbell, Janet Cassagio, Sharon Morehouse, Nita Rinehart and Diana Stipek. Refreshments will be available throughout the meeting.

 

Following the business portion of the meeting, we will have a special program featuring Kip Williams. Kip is a retired geologist with more than 40-years of world-wide mining experience having held various positions in mining companies from exploration geologist, district geologist, geological manager, vice-president to president. He travelled extensively including Central and South America, Russia and New Zealand. Experience spans the metallic and precious metals industries, industrial minerals, coal and environmental reclamation. He currently serves as Director of the Clemenceau Heritage Museum in Cottonwood. His presentation covers the world-famous Gypsum Caves discovered in an underground lead-zinc-silver operation near Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico.

 

This meeting and program are open to all interested parties free of charge. Please join us and bring a friend!

 

Holiday Event at the Tres Hermanas Ranch - Done!

 

The Cornville Historical Society held its Annual Holiday Fundraiser Event on December 8, 2019 at 1 pm. The program, scheduled to be held at Tres Hermanas Ranch, at 10647 E. Swinging Bridge Ln., in Cornville, was moved to Oak Creek School on the day of the event due to rainy weather during the days preceding the event creating muddy conditions at the ranch. The program included a presentation by Janet Cassagio about the history of the ranch area from 1877 to the present, followed by a wonderful performance by the Tres Hermanas resident cowboy poet, Phil Bonine. The audience loved him! Thanks, Phil.

 

Refreshments, purchased and donated by our members, were provided throughout the program and about 20 gift baskets filled with merchandise, wine and gift certificates were raffled off. The event netted just under $1,000 to support historical society activities. Thank you to all those who supported this raffle and bought so many tickets!

 

The society wishes to express our sincere gratitude to Ernesto Castro, owner of Tres Hermanas Ranch for his support and assistance in making this event possible. Also, thank you to the local businesses and individuals who donated items for the gift baskets including: Blazin’ M Ranch, Canyon Mesa Country Club, Coyote Trails Golf Course, Cornville Mercantile, DA Ranch Wines, Javelina Leap Vineyards & Winery, Oak Creek Winery, Out of Africa Wildlife Park, Page Springs Cellars & Vineyards, Up the Creek Grill, Verde Canyon Railway, Windmill Gardens and Society board members – past and present. Thanks to all for assisting us to make this event a success.

 

Thank You For Your Support

You can now help the Cornville Historical Society when you shop at Amazon Smile. By selecting us as the donee at smile.amazon.com, we recieve .5% of the amount you spend on Amazon as a donation to our organization. This does not increase the amount you pay. Please consider adding us to your list of donors!

 

 

PROGRESS ON POST OFFICE RESTORATION

 

We continue to receive donations of period appropriate items and items that actually came from the post office. These are being added to the displays where possible. We also receive cash donations we use to buy additional display items and maintenance.

 

Carpentry is complete in the interior and some painting is needed. If you would like to volunteer a few hours to help us get this done, contact Stephen Cassagio at (516) 749-2366 or at st3ph3n@mac.com.

 

THANKS AGAIN to all for your support and hard work!

 

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News & Events

2020 ANNUAL MEETING MARCH 19  - PLEASE JOIN US! 

 

HOLIDAY EVENT  AT TRES HERMANAS RANCH - DONE!

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT AT AMAZON SMILE

 

PROGRESS ON POST OFFICE RESTORATION