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WELCOME TO THE CORNVILLE HISTORICAL SOCIETY WEBSITE!

 

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? 

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 https://smile.amazon.com/ch/80-0598087, 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!

 

 

 

Holiday Event to be held at the Tres Hermanas Ranch December 8, 2019

 

 

The Society is pleased to announce its Annual Holiday Fundraiser Event at Tres Hermanas Ranch, 10647 E. Swinging Bridge Ln., Cornville, AZ, at 1 pm, Sunday, December 8, 2019. It will feature a history presentation by Janet Cassagio, Historical Society researcher and board member. The program will be followed by the Society's popular raffle of holiday baskets featuring gift certificates and themed items. Holiday treats and beverages will be served. The event will be inside an open barn and chairs will be limited, so bring a folding chair if you can, to assure a seat. 

 

Cost of the event is $10 per person, including ten gift basket raffle tickets, to be issued at the door. Raffle tickets will also be sold at the event. Admission will be limited to 150 attendees; and reservations are required in advance. Tickets will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

 

Watch for our announcement as to when tickets are available! Once available you will be able to reserve your tickets by contacting Cherly Chamberlain, 639-0865 or at wormworm@earthlink.net. After reserving your ticket, send payment to Cornville Historical Society, c/o Cheryl Chamberlain, P.O. Box 1337, Cornville, AZ 86325. Tickets will be mailed (if requested and time allows) or held for pick up at the door.

 

Thank You to Andy Groseta for Speaking at the Cornville Historical Society Annual Meeting March 20!

 

The Cornville Historical Society held its annual membership meeting on Wednesday, March 20, 2019, at the First Southern Baptist Church in Cornville. 

 

The program featured Andy Groseta, who spoke about cattle ranching in Cornville and the Verde Valley.  He is a third-generation cattle rancher whose family has owned and operated the W Dart Ranch in the Verde Valley since 1922. He presented a vivd view of cattle ranching and other topics such as water issues in the valley. A question and answer period followed his presentation. Although attendance was small, the group was enthusiastic and enjoyed Andy's presentation very much.

      

Prior to the program, a business meeting was held including an annual progress report, financial report, budget, and election of board members. Candidates re-elected to two-year terms are Cheryl Chamberlain, Don Godard, Veronica Moody, Cindy Snyder and Muffy Vallely. Continuing board members are Janet Cassagio, Nita Rinehart, Diana Stipek and Don Welcome. Refreshments were served.

 

The board also wishes to acknowledge and thank the First Southern Baptist Chuch for allowing us to use their facilities.

 

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 almost 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.

 

In the fall 2018, we reopened the sale of memorial bricks based on the numerous requests from those who missed our first sale. We sold an additional 25 bricks which have been ordered and received. Watch for the brick pathway to grow in the near future! 

 

THANKS AGAIN to all for your support and hard work!

 

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News & Events

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HOLIDAY EVENT  DECEMBER 8 AT TRES HERMANAS RANCH

 

2019 ANNUAL MEETING MARCH 20  - DONE! 

 

PROGRESS ON POST OFFICE RESTORATION