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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? 

GEOLOGIST KIP WILLIAMS FEATURED SPEAKER AT ANNUAL MEETING 

 

The Annual Meeting of the Cornville Historical Society was held on Thursday, March 17, 2022, at Our Shepherd Lutheran Church at 1090 S. Page Springs Rd., in Cornville.

 

Following the business portion of the meeting, a program featured Kip Williams, a retired geologist with more than 40-years of world-wide mining experience throughout the world.  Kip's experience spans the metallic and precious metals industries, industrial minerals, coal, and environmental reclamation. He currently serves on the Board of the Clemenceau Heritage Museum in Cottonwood. His presentation covered the world-famous Gypsum Caves discovered in an underground lead-zinc-silver operation near Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico.  Since the caves are not open to the public, the audience got a special inside view of the breathtaking caves in Kip's slide presentation. 

 

The business meeting included CY 2021 Reports, CY 2022 Budget approval, and the election of board members. Board members nominated and unanimously elected were:  Sharon Morehouse, Pat Nomm, Nita Rinehart, Diana Stipek and Karen Wilkens. Continuing Board Members are Cheryl Chamberlain, Veronica Moody & Cindy Snyder. 

 

Immediately following the annual meeting, the new board members met and elected officers for the 2022-23 term.  Sharon Morehouse will serve as President;  Diana Stipek, Vice President;  Cheryl Chamberlain, Secretary;  and Cindy Snyder, Treasurer.  

 

The meeting was followed by refreshments and social time.    

 

FAREWELL

JANET & STEPHEN

CASSAGIO 

 

The Cornville Historical Society will surely miss Janet and Stephen Cassagio, who recently departed Cornville for their new home in St. Augustine, Florida.  Janet has served as a Society Board Member and Treasurer for many years.  President Sharon Morehouse is shown presenting Stephen and Janet with a pottery bowl and set of mugs made in Cornville!   

 

Janet has served as the Society's lead researcher and has become well-known for her history presentations.  She developed a "Cornville Family Tree" on Ancrestry.com and compiled ranch histories that have been presented "on location" at several December fundraisers.  She has also managed the website and edited the Cornville Courier newsletters since 2013.  Stephen has served as liaison to the Board for the restoration and maintenance of the Old Cornville Post Office ever since its move "back home" to Cornville in 2012.  They have both cared for the old structure by making  excellent use of Stephen's carpentry skills and Janet's ability to find grant funds and add to exhibits.  We extend our heartfelt thanks and best wishes to Janet and Stephen as they begin life in their new home--with family nearby, including two young twin granddaughters!  We hope they will keep in touch!   

 

 

STEPHEN'S CCA SERVICE  ALSO RECOGNIZED  

 

Stephen Cassagio was also recognized with a letter of appreciation and a bottle of Cornville Wine for his contributions to the Cornville Community Association (CCA) as an active member who served on the Planning & Zoning and Public Works Committees and as CCA President for five years.

 

Stephen was known for bringing wine and craft fairs and annual chili cookoffs to Cornville.  The Cornville Farmer's Market was started during his tenure.  He led the Association during land use controversies and celebrations alike!  Current CCA President Jim Collins attended the Cornville Historical Society's Annual Meeting to make the special presentation.  Thank you Stephen and Jim! 

 

OLD POST OFFICE UPDATE  

 

With the departure of Stephen Cassagio, former Cornville Postmaster Patrick Shamrell has agreed to lead a Post Office Committee, that reports to the  Board of Directors.  Dan Derrick and Bob Snyder will assist Patrick.

 

Recently, items that have been stored in the Old Post Office have been moved to a storage unit at Mountain Vu Storage.  Interior carpentry is complete, but painting and upkeep are ongoing needs.  If you would like to volunteer a few hours to help, contact Patrick Shamrell at info@cornville-historical-society.org. 

 

 THANKS to everyone for your community support!

 

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GEOLOGIST KIP WILLIAMS FEATURED SPEAKER AT ANNUAL MEETING 

FAREWELL JANET & STEPHEN CASSAGIO 

STEPHEN's CCA SERVICE ALSO RECOGNIZED 

OLD POST OFFICE UPDATE