WIELAND … Stryker Heritage Foundation President Terry Wieland begins organizations annual banquet meeting. (PHOTO BY JACOB KESSLER, STAFF)
By: Jacob Kessler
The annual membership meeting and banquet for the Stryker Area Heritage Council was held on Thursday, November 10th at the Stryker Methodist Church.
This year’s meeting was the first since COVID-19 caused the meetings to be put on hold.
The meetings are made up of members of the Heritage Foundation who donate money to help preserve the history of Stryker and promote the community.
In May, the Stryker Heritage Foundation hosted the 4th grade class to show them the history of Stryker.
This past June the Bryan Boy Scouts Troop 1222 and leaders visited the depot to learn about the area as well.
Numerous other previous and ongoing projects are worked on in order to better the community.
Before the meeting took place, everyone in attendance took part in a banquet meal. After the meal, the meeting was started by President Terry Wieland.
Minutes for the previous meeting were discussed along with the financial reports. Transparency is given to each member regarding the amount of money brought in and what it is used for.
After the meeting had concluded, the guests were given a presentation from Jared Schnee of the Williams County Public Library.
Mr. Schnee is the Local History Manager at the library and spoke about the different kinds of research opportunities at the library.
He explained that the library has seven bookshelves with materials related to history and genealogy along with stories about Ohio.
There is also a local authors, including authors from Williams County, along with a veterans and military section.
The history center also contains census records, newspaper records, yearbooks, and numerous other kinds of history related materials.
The library also has a subscription with Ancestry.com that is available for use by guests.
Events are also held at the library that deal with history. Each of the guests who were present were invited to come over and check out what the library has to offer.
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