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Hancock Historical Society celebrates 25th anniversary

November 01, 2012
  • Hancock Historical Society charter members attending the celebration are, standing, from left, Mayor and Mrs. Murphy, Mrs. and Mr. Walter Dyer and Mrs. and Mr. Don Corbett. Seated, Pat Cohill. Marian Golden was in attendance, but is not pictured.
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Hancock Town Hall was the setting Oct. 28 for a celebration for 25 years of service by the Hancock Historical Society.

The event began with a buffet lunch.

Don Corbett, who has served as president of the organization since its inception, and his wife. Jeannie, were presented with a commemorative clock for their leadership by Mayor Dan Murphy.

The mayor recognized many individuals in the community who have contributed to the success of the organization, including the charter members and present and past officers.

Ronald Barkdoll was thanked for his contribution of a model of an early canal boat that he constructed and donated to the museum. 

Joe Walters was recognized for an ongoing project to detect historical relics within the community and contribute them to the society.

Ernie Shives was presented the 2011 historian of the year award by the society, and Leo Murray was presented with the same award for this year.

Marian Golden was presented with the key to the town of Hancock for her many years of service and expertise regarding local history. 

Starla Ward also presented awards of commemorative clocks to Mayor and Mrs. Murphy and Marian Golden for outstanding contributions to the society.

The Historical Society has served the community well, promoting informative events and publications and providing two Hancock museums with displays of interest to travelers and visitors as well as town residents.

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