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Newsletter - St. Francis Historical Society
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1988 v.
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1 41-1The
Interviews
of Those
Those "In
TheKnow"
Know "
Interviews of
Board member Chris Barney
Barney has
has undertaken
undertaken aa project
project for
which the Society has been looking for a chairperson: the
interviewing of area residents who can provide an insight
into
the old
old Town
Town of
of
into the early history of St. Francis and the
Lake.
Chris is enthusiastic about the project, but could use
some help. He needs people who would be willing to conduct
some
some of
of the taped interviews or to transcribe the tapes. As
he said, "Even
any help would take some
"Even on
an aa limited
limited basis,
basis, any
some
of the burden off." He has a list of more than 25 names
provided by the board and
and also
also has
has his
his own
own list
list of
of interview
interview
prospects. If you would like to volunteer to help Chris with
this interesting
interesting project,
project, call
call President
President Kathy
Kathy Schwingle
Schwingle at
at
744-0873
she
will
your
744-0E73 and and
she will
give
your give
name
name and
phone
number
to
and
phone
number
to
Chris.
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Members and
quests
enjoyed
and their
their que5ts
enjoyed
aa colorful
colorful performance
by
by
the
Czech
Moraviln
the
Czech
Moravin
Dance
the April
April 25
Dance Group
Group during
during the
25general
general
membership
meeting
of
membership meetinq
of the
the
Society.
Society. The
The ethnic
ethnic dance
dance group
group
has performed both locally
in other
locally and
and in
other states
states and has
appeared
thethe
appearedatat
Milwaukee
Milwaukee Folk Fair.
CO
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Displays
Feature
Displays A
A Popular
%pular Feature
The
continuing
to
The Society
Society isiscontinuing
to provide
provide displays
displays of
of
historical value in the glass-enclosed cases at the St.
St.
Francis Public Library. During April, the display focused on
Coca-Cola memorabilia loaned to the Society by Earl Peters of
of
Coca-Cola
Coca-Cola Collectors,
Collectors, Greenfield.
Greenfield. All
All of
of the
the displays
displays have
have
been attractively arranged by Marge and Ron Tessmer.
A recent display featured the history of a popular local
local
event. Here's what Ron and Marge wrote about the display:
"After having received some very nice comments on our
'Christmas'
at the
the
`Christmas' display, our first attempt at displaying at
library, we were very encouraged and eager to present our
second display: 'Miss St.
St. Francis-Francis-- From
From aa Beauty
Beauty Pageant
Pageant to
to
a Scholarship Program.
"The first Miss St. Francis Pageant was held September
at Willow
Willow Glen
Gien School.
School. The
The Pageant
5, 1965, at
Pageant was
was called
called
`'Beauty
Beauty Pageant'
Pageant' whereas
whereas today
today it
it is
is titled
titled 'Miss
'Miss St.
St. Francis
Francis
Scholarship Pageant', a preliminary Miss America Pageant.
"The first queen for St. Francis was Antoinette Grabske.
She was awarded $100 of which she donated 1/2 to St. John's
School for the Deaf, a crown (to be passed on) and a banner.
The queen was judged on beauty, poise and personality.
"Dr. and Mrs. Ralph Wichgers were the pageant
pageant directors
directors
which was sponsored by
by the
the St.
St. Francis
Francis Association
Association of
of
Commerce.
A Jr.
Miss
Francis
Commerce. A Jr.
Miss
St.St.
Francis
was was
also
also crowned
crowned for
for the
the
first four years.
The first was 6 year old
old Nancy
Nancy King
King of
of St.
St.
Francis.
" The second
"The
second
annual
pageant
August
25, 1966
and
annual
pageant
was was
heldheld
August
25, 1966
and
had
moved
to
the
had moved to the High
High School
School and
and was
was the
the site
site of
of the
the local
local
pageants until
July
26,26,
1969,
when
Pio Nono,
or
pageants
untilSaturday,
Saturday,
July
1969,
when
Pio Nono,
or
Continued on page three
P. 3
Thomas
Thomas More
Moreas as
it is it
called
isnow,
called
became
now,
the new
became
location
the
andnew location and
is
being used
today.
isstill
still
being
used today. The
became
affiliated
The pageant
pageant
became
affiliated
with
MissMiss
Wisconsin
Pageant and
an official
withthethe
Wisconsin
Pageant
andMiss
anAmerica
official Miss America
preliminary
in 1968
after
Judy Korpal
wasJudy Korpal was
preliminary
in several
1968 months
several
months
after
selected
as queen.
Out of the
22 queens,
the two received the
selected
as queen.
Out
of thetwo
22received
queens,
title
of second
runner-up
to Miss Wisconsin:
Judy
Korpal in
title
of second
runner-up
to Miss
Wisconsin:
Judy Korpal in
1968
1968and
and
Susan
Susan
Schroetner
Schroetner
in 1969. Three
in 1969.
contestants
Three
were
contestants were
selected
selected
as 'Top
as Ten'-'Top Cheryl
Ten'-Maslowski
CherylinMaslowski
1980, Mary George
in 1980, Mary George
in
andand
CoryAnn
St. Marie
1986. in 1986. in1982
1982
CoryAnn
St.inMarie
In
Mary
Kay Kay
In1985,
1985,
Mary
Anderson
crowned
Miss Wisconsin."
Andersonwas
was
crowned
Miss Wisconsin."
The
library
display features
music
boxes on music
loan
The current
current
library
display
features
boxes on loan
fromLeone
from
Leone
Morbeck
Morbeck
of Bay
ofView.
Bay The
View.
next display
The next
will display will
feature
feature
Society
Society
items which
items
illustrate
whicha illustrate
Memorial Day theme.
a Memorial Day theme.
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You're Welcome At Board Meetings
The
boardboard
meetingsmeetings
are held theare
first held the first
The Society's
Society's
Wednesday
eacheach
month
at 7:30at
p.m.7:30
Members
welcome to
Wednesdayofof
month
p.m.areMembers
are welcome to
attend
thethe
meetings
which are
held inare
the Society's
attend
meetings
which
held inrooms
the on
Society's rooms on
the
levellevel
of Thompson
School. Enter
the school
thesecond
second
of Thompson
School.
Enter the school
through
rear rear
entrance.
throughthethe
entrance.
p. 4
Joshin9!
No Joshirt9!
No
.
. .. notes
notesfrom
from
Lois
Lois
Neubauer
Neubauer
.
(The
gave
her this
as a play as
on "Nojoshing"
(Theeditor
editor
gave
herheading
this heading
a play an "Nojoshing"
It's
It's
which
what
early
IndianIndian
settlerssettlers
called this called
area.
which isis
what
early
this area. OK, Lois,
youyou
cancan
change
the title
to title
one of your
choosing!
Lois,
change
the
to one
of your
choosing! mh)
"Kinnickinnic"
"Kinnickinnic"
waswas
St.
has has
Kinnickinnic
Avenue.Avenue. St.Francis
Francis
Kinnickinnic
the
word
for afor
mixture
of leavesof
andleaves
willow bark
theIndian
Indian
word
a mixture
and which
willow bark which
the
smoked.
theIndians
Indians
smoked.
"Milwaukee"
"Milwaukee"
St.
is a is
partaofpart
Milwaukee
County. County. St.Francis
Francis
of Milwaukee
had many
to itsto
name:
mang variations
variations
its Millioki,
name: Millioki,
Mies
itgan,
Miesitgan,
Mel Warik,
Mel
Warik,
Milwacky,
Milwacky,
Mahnawaukee
means
"Gathering
PlacePlace
Mahnawaukee Seepe,
Seepe,which
which
means
"Gathering
By The
TheRiverTM,
River",
and,
and,
Meeleewaugee,which
Meeleewaugee,
which
means
means
"Stinking
River".
"Stinking
River".
,
Experierioe Required
Na Experierice
Required
No
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The Society
hashas
a "job"
opening
for someone
who is a who is a
Society
a "job"
opening
for someone
regular
newspaper
reader.
We someone
need someone
regular
newspaper
reader.
We need
who willwho
clip will clip
articles
from
the Journal,
and,especially.
from the
articles
from
the Journal,
SentinelSentinel
and,especially.
from the
Reminder-Enterprise.
that are of are
valueof
to the
Society.
For Society. For
Reminder-Enterprise.that
value
to the
example,
to beto
clipped
and saved
would
include
those
example,stories
stories
be clipped
and
saved
would
include those
aboutthe
about
the
history
history
of theof
seminary,
the seminary,
about the about
razing of
the
the razing of the
Lakeside
Plant,
aboutabout
the preservation
of the Seminary
LakesidePower
Power
Plant,
the preservation
of the Seminary
Woods, about
thatthat
has historical
flavor of the
St.
aboutanything
anything
has historical
flavor
of the St.
Francis
and old
old Town
Town of
of f.ake
Lake area.
Francis and
Kathy Schwingle at 744-0873 is the person to call if you
.re
.a re interested in the job.
p.
P• 5
Cataloging
Process
CatalogingAADetailed
Detailed
Process
nti I
LauraStaats
Laura
Staats
andand
Adele
Adele
Lenz Lenz
are theare
chairpersons
the chairpersons
of the
of the
committee
committeewhich
which
has
has
been
been
working
working
to accurately
to accurately
identify the
identify the
many
thethe
Society's
collection.
many items
itemsinin
Society's
collection.
The goal
to have
goalis is
to have
everything
everything
coded
coded
andand
descriptions
descriptions
enteredentered
into a journal
into a journal
to new
prior to the summer months
months when
when the
the Society
Society must
must move
move to
new
quarters.
quarters.
cataloging
of items
is a process,
detailedasprocess,
as Laura
The cataloging
of items
is a detailed
Laura
Staats
in the
paragraphs.
Staatsdescribes
describes
infollowing
the following
paragraphs.
The cataloging
process
consists
of the following
5
cataloging
process
consists
of the following
5
steps:
steps:
1.
1.
Taking
Takingphysical
physical
inventory
inventory
of all articles,
of allgrouping
articles, grouping
them as
asfollows:
follows: a.,artifacts
a.,
artifacts
(museum
(museum
objects)--furniture,
objects)--furniture,
clothing,
clothing,
tools,
tools,
utensils,
utensils,
art objects,
art
etc;
objects, etc; material-books,
newspapers,
magazines,
etc.; material-books,
newspapers,
magazines,
etc.;
b.,
b.,library
library
c.,
c.,
manuscripts
documents-letters,
diaries, business
and
manuscriptsand
and
documents-letters,
diaries,
business and
personal
maps,
etc.; d.,
photographic
material-personalrecords,
records,
maps,
etc.;
d., photographic
material--
photographs,
prints,
portraits,
drawings, etc.
photographs,
prints,
portraits,
paintings,paintings,
drawings, etc.
Physical inventory consists
consists of
of attaching
attaching aa temporary
temporary
inventory
number
to each
itemcompleting
and completing
an inventory
inventory
number
to each
item and
an inventory
information
information
sheet
sheet
for itfor
within
iteach
within
group.
each group.
2.
inventory
sheets
chronologically
in terms of in terms of
2. Sort
Sortthe
the
inventory
sheets
chronologically
the
of acquisition.
thedate
date
of acquisition.
Then,
each
itemitem
in thein the
Then,enter
enter
each
appropriate
group
journal,
assigning
item a permanent
appropriate
group
journal,
assigning
each itemeach
a permanent
accession inventory
(called the
inventory number
number (called
the "catalog
"catalognumber").
number").
3.
3.
Permanentlyaffix
Permanently
affix
the catalog
the catalog numbers
numbers
totoall
all
objects.
objects.
4.
4.
Prepare
Preparea a
3x5
3x5
card
card
catalog
catalog
for each
for
group
each
of group of
articles
from
the inventory
information
sheets and sheets
the
articles
from
the inventory
information
and the
Continuedonanpage
Continued
page
six six
p.
p.
6
6
Journal
entries
(called
the
"subject"
card catalog).
journal
entries
(called the
"subject"
card
catalog).
5.
5.
(Optional)
Prepare
a separate
card file listing
(Optional)
Prepare
a separate
card file listing
donations
contributed
bydonor
a given
(called the "donor"
donations
contributed
by a given
(calleddonor
the "donor"
cardcatalog).
catalog).
card
To date,
date,
we have
assigned
and237
attached
we have
assigned
and attached
temporary237 temporary
inventory
numbers
the "artifacts"
Of these 237
inventory
numbers
to theto
"artifacts"
group. Of thesegroup.
237
items,
we have
128completed
fully completed
inventory information
items,
we have
128 fully
inventory information
sheets
approximately
sheets
which
sheets
andand
approximately
60 sheets60
for which
we for
were able
to we were able to
obtain
complete
information. obtain
complete
information.
.
1
Those
Thoseinventory
inventory
sheetssheets
that are fully
thatcomplete
are fully
will becomplete will be
4
usedtoto
make
the Journal
for
the artifacts Journal. used
make
the journal
entries forentries
the artifacts
journal.
When the
thejournal
journal
are permanent
complete,
permanent catalog When
entriesentries
are complete,
catalog
numberscan
can
be affixed
to the items.
numbers
be affixed
to the items.
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