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11/9/2007 Hannibal Historical Society
November, 2007

Hannibal Historical Society Meeting Schedule

Dear Members and Friends:

This year we are going to try some new things to see if we can expand and improve our Historical Society.  We are going to have “program” meetings and “business” meetings, but not on the same date.  We are hoping that when we have a program, there will be ample time for audience participation and questions. So… round up your friends and neighbors and try the new and improved Hannibal Historical Society. All meetings are free and open to the public, including children accompanied by an adult.  Please check the bold type for the location, type and time of each meeting. 


Sunday, November 18 Village Square at 5 p.m.  Village Christmas Tree Lighting. Join the celebration as we listen to Christmas Carols and watch as the lights are plugged in.  The tree will illuminate the Square throughout the holiday season. This event is timed to coincide with Hannibal’s A Country Christmas.

Monday, November 26 Hannibal Community Center, 7:30 p.m.  Business meeting – no refreshments


Monday, January 28  Hannibal Community Center, 6 p.m.  Covered dish dinner.  You are invited to bring a dish to pass and your own table service. If you wish, prepare an old family recipe, tell us its origin, and provide copies.  After dinner, each participant is invited to share a family heirloom and tell us its history.

Sunday, February 10 Hannibal Municipal Building, 1 p.m.  We will be manning a table at Hannibal’s Winterfest where we will be selling the book, Hannibal History in Pictures and Prose and raffling off a Valentine’s Day Celebration basket. 

Monday, February 25 Hannibal Community Center, 7:30 p.m.  Business meeting – no refreshments

Monday, March 24  Hannibal Community Center, 7:30 p.m.   Lucille O’Connor and daughters will tell us about their experiences while owning the Hannibal Hotel.

Monday, April 28  Hannibal Community Center, 7:30 p.m.  Jean Soprano, a wildlife rehabilitator from Kindred Kingdoms will bring her great horned owl and a slide presentation to better explain the not-for-profit organization’s efforts to rehabilitate injured wildlife.  This program is sponsored by Foster’s Funeral Home.

Monday, June 2  Hannibal United Methodist Church, Annual Banquet, 6:30 p.m. Jim Travis, owner of Travis Floral Shop, past president of the Hannibal Volunteer Fire Co., and president of the Hannibal Cemetery Association, will be honored.
Reservations for the banquet may be made after May 1, 2008 by calling Louise Kellogg, 564-6690, or sending an  e-mail to

Monday, June 23  Hannibal Community Center, 7:30 p.m.  Business meeting – no refreshments

July date and timeTBA Hannibal Community Center.   A representative from the Ithaca College Paleontology Institute will meet with us to discuss fossils from the Lake Ontario region.

We look forward to seeing you, your family and friends.

Carol Newvine, President

Half-Shire Historical Society
   For more info---contact Shawn 298-3620
Shawn Doyle     

In Memory of Nancy E.Searles:  One June 7, 2004, Nancy E. Searles, Town Historian for New Haven died after a two-year battle with cancer. Nancy was a member of the Scriba Historical Society, Mexico Historical Society, Oswego Historical Society, H.L. White Marine Museum, Oswego Co. Genealogy Society, served on the Board of Trustees for Scriba and Mexico Historical Society, Delta Kappa Gamma Women Educators International (DKG), twice President of MACS Faculty Association, retiring in 1994,and on the Central School Board of Education since 1999, Member of Central N.Y. School Boards Association, and New Haven Town Historian since 1980 and she wrote and printed several historical pamphlets.

Our sympathies to her family. 

 Parish Town Historical Society (From Mary Lou Guindon)
The former Oswego County Historian, Barbara Dix will be a guest speaker on Wed., April 14 at the Parish Town Historical Society meeting at the Mills and Petrie Memorial Gymnasium 2938 East Main Street Parish, beginning at 7 PM.  Barb was an Oswego county employee for 12 years and has served on a variety of boards around the county.   She is an interesting person with tremendous knowledge of the Oswego County history and genealogy.   "Genealogy is so interesting because it's such a mystery to unravel, it's a good puzzle and you're never really done," she said. "You get to learn so much when you're researching your family tree."  Refreshments will be served and the public is encouraged to attend.
Lillian Harter president

Parish Town Historical Society


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