JCH Spring 2016 Newsletter - Historic Jonathan Clark House



JCH Spring 2016 Newsletter - Historic Jonathan Clark House
Friends of the
Clark House
Jonathan Clark House
Spring Newsletter
Board of Directors
Jim Glassford
Cindy Bock
Vice President
Susan Malmquist
Margaret Bussone
Lisa Liljegren
Cindy Shaffer
Tammie Strause
Museum Staff
Nina Look, Ph.D.
A Busy Start to 2016
Things tend to slow down in Wisconsin during the winter months, but that didn’t stop the
Friends of the Jonathan Clark House. During the first quarter of 2016, board members, staff
and volunteers worked diligently to educate the community about JCH.
In January, the Annual Meeting was held at Spectrum Investments in Mequon and all
nominations for the Board of Directors were approved. Also during the month—on probably the two coldest days of the year—a small group of diehard volunteers were available as
Open Houses were made available to the public.
February proved to be equally as busy. The Pink Llama Gallery in Cedarburg hosted a
fundraiser to benefit JCH. Event attendance was very good, and visitors enjoyed delicious
food and fantastic company as they helped to raise both money and awareness. Later in the
month volunteers staffed booths at the Mequon Nature Preserve during their Winter Frolic
and at Cedarburg’s Winter Festival.
And lastly, a very successful open house was held in March. The event garnered good
press on TV and in the local newspaper (see page 4).
Executive Director
Anne Bridges
Assistant Director
Our thanks to the many people who helped make these events a success! And a special
thank you to our sponsors who graciously contribute to our organization: Bruce Wild
Painting, Cedar Creek Winery, Outpost Natural Foods, The Pink Llama Gallery, and
Spectrum Investment Advisors.
Margaret Bussone
Assistant Director
Shaw Bridges
A young visitor to our booth at the Mequon Nature
Preserve’s Winter Frolic on February 6th.
Technical Support
Frederick Derr
Preservation Manager
Barbara Johnson
Reed Perkins
Adam Azzalino
Project Intern
Jim Glassford talks art with local artist Michelle
Savas-Thompson at the February 2nd fundraiser at
The Pink Llama Gallery in Cedarburg.
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For Renewing
Your Membership!
We appreciate your generosity and help as we
continue to work to preserve the Jonathan Clark
House. If you have not yet done so, please take a
moment to renew your membership now.
Bringing History to Life
- Pledge Card Levels of Giving
____ Founder $25,000 ____ Preservationist $10,000
____ Historian $5,000
____ Settler $2,500
____ Pioneer $1,000
____ Leader $500
____ Other $________
Pledge Options
$____ One Time Gift
$____ For Each of 2-Years
$____ For each of 3-Years
In Honor
Interested in Helping Us
Bring History to Life?
In Memory
For information on volunteer opportunities,
please contact us at:
262.618.2051 or [email protected]
Checks should be made out to:
Friends of Jonathan Clark House
PO Box 634
Mequon, WI 53092
See our website to donate online and for
other donation options.
Check box if you would like to be
contacted about volunteer opportunities.
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Upcoming Events
Yard Clean Up: April 20 & May 5
We will have a work day from 10:00 until 3:00 on both Wednesday,
4/20, and Thursday, 5/5. Come any time you can and enjoy a light lunch
break at noon. Feel free to bring work gloves, rakes, paint scrapers, etc.
We will do some pre-painting prep on the log shed and pick up sticks in
the yard. You can choose your favorite task.
Please RSVP to Fred at [email protected]
Learning at the Jonathan Clark House: June 14-17
Watch for the Mequon Thiensville Rec Department's listing of
the June 14-17 children's history workshop sponsored by the
Friends of JCH Education Team. For more information, contact Center staff at [email protected] or see page 38 on the
link below.
Heritage Days: July 24, August 21 & September 25
Join us as we celebrate the history of the Jonathan Clark House
and the heritage of the early settlers. The 2nd Annual Pie on the
Patio will kick off the celebration on July 24th.
Covered Bridge Art Studio Tour: October 7-9
The Jonathan Clark House is hosting one artist’s pop-up studio in this
year’s art tour throughout Ozaukee and Washington Counties. The
free self-guided tour of 50+ artists' studios across beautiful Southeastern
Wisconsin is an annual tradition put on by the
Cedarburg Artists Guild. Tour dates and hours are:
Friday, 10/7, from 4-8 pm, Saturday, 10/8, from 10am-5pm and
Sunday, 10/9, from 11 am-4pm
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Thank you Chip Brewster of Fox 6’s Real Milwaukee and the News Graphic for coverage of our
Open House held on March 6th. The event brought in more than 50 new visitors!
Miss us on TV? Check us out at the following:

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