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Minerva Historical Association

MHS - Preserve, Protect and Promote

aka Minerva Historical Association   |   Olmstedville, NY

Mission

The mission of the Minerva Historical Society is to preserve, protect, and promote the history of the Town of Minerva.

Ruling year info

1985

Board President

Nancy Shaw

President, Board of Trustees

Cynthia Perkins

Main address

P.O. Box 1

Olmstedville, NY 12857 USA

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EIN

14-1606371

NTEE code info

Historical Societies and Related Activities (A80)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Preserve the history of the hamlet of Minerva, New York.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Minerva Historical Society's Programming Pathways

The Minerva Historical Society offers quarterly programs to its membership and the general public. Our local historical museum is open throughout the summer and offers in house tours and outreach to our local school and senior center. The Society also offers a quarterly newsletter which is mailed to membership as well as posted on the Society website. Please see below for more specific information on our programs.

Population(s) Served

The Minerva Historical Society offers quarterly programs which are available to it's members and the general public. The programs center on but are not limited to the history of Minerva, the Adirondack Park and surrounding areas. Guest speakers have included authors, craftsman, artists, veterans, local business owners and historical recreators.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Veterans
Families
Researchers
Retired people

By collecting, preserving, and interpreting material associated with its past we hope to foster knowledge and appreciation of our town.

The Minerva Historical Society acquired the United Methodist Church of Olmstedville (which became our museum) and the historic Federal Flats Cemetery, in 1979.

The Cemetery Committee oversees the maintenance and repair of the headstones as well as ensuring that the grounds are well kept with help from our Building and Grounds Committee. The Museum is maintained by the Building and Grounds Committee.

The Minerva Historical Society acquired the Irishtown Schoolhouse in July of 1994. Since that time the Society has focused on the restoration and maintenance of the building. The Society was the recipient of the Adirondack Architectural Heritage Award for the work done to preserve the structure and history of the schoolhouse which was built in 1847.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Families
Academics
Veterans

The Society offers an annual field trip to the Museum to students from the local elementary students. During the visit students are given a tour of the new exhibit. Question and answer sessions are provided. Students are invited to draw a picture and or write an essay of one of the items they viewed during the tour which are then entered into a contest. Three winners are chosen from each grade level. The Society also visits the school upon request by classroom educators to discuss historical topics being covered in the classroom.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Adults
Children and youth
Adults
Children and youth
Adults
Children and youth
Adults

Since 1986, the Minerva Historical Society has given scholarships to seniors from Minerva Central School who demonstrate outstanding achievement. wishing to honor the memory of Mabel Merryfield Jones with a lasting memorial, the scholarship fund known as the Mable Jones Scholarship was created in her honor. While honoring Mabel, the grant provides a continuing benefit to our community.

Population(s) Served
Students

The Minerva Historical Society maintains local family historical and genealogy records which are available for research.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Adolescents
Retired people

The Minerva Historical Society has published a quarterly newsletter since April of 1971 without missing one issue. The Quarterly covers relevant historical personages and events to the community of Minerva Current events are covered as well so that future generations will have a connection to the ongoing history of their town.

Population(s) Served
Academics
Families
Veterans
Academics
Children and youth
Adults

Where we work

Our results

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How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of free participants on field trips

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Minerva Historical Society's Programming Pathways

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Keeping our community active and engaged, to attract new residents.

We present educational programs in the community sharing our local history.
We open our museum with historical exhibits of local artifacts.

We offer scholarships to our graduating high school seniors.
We offer an essay program to our elementary students.

Financials

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Operations

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Minerva Historical Association

Board of directors
as of 06/11/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Nancy Shaw

Cynthia Perkins

Sharon Stone

Nancy Shaw

retired

Joyce Tuffey

retired

Kathy Halloran

retired

Selina LeMay-Klippel

Kate McCormick

Julie Milner

Michael Corey

Teresa Brannon-Strohmeyer

Patricia Morrison

Ronnie Silver

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 4/5/2023

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

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Disability

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