Chair’s Update, August 20, 2021


  • Saturday, September 4: (??) School Open/Time. Must have a greeter to be open!
  • Sunday, September 5: (??) School Open/Time. Must have a greeter to be open!
  • Friday, September 17, 2:00pm: OLLI Zoom Meeting from MHARS
  • Saturday, October 2, 10:00am-5:00pm: Lunsford Festival, MHARS History Table, Need Greeters
  • Tuesday, October 12, 5:30-7:30pm: Rebecca Sevier Waddell DAR Chapter Meeting at MHARS
  • Saturday, February 5, 11:00am-1:00pm: WNC Historical Association Meeting at MHARS and visit to Joe Anderson Memorial Site
    (Make-up date: Saturday, Feb 12, same time)

Banner and poster in place and the Elon University Film is playing at the I-26 Welcome Center. Les will be providing the leadership with the display contents.

Items in storage will be moved to the MHARS by the end of August.

Continue to work on Logo Design

Meeting with Sarah and others on the Capital Campaign for the Mount Olive Church

In response to my question to Bill Holmes regarding a NC curriculum similar to those shared by Dorothy, the NCDCR has set aside $10,000 to hire a consultant who will develop a four-part curriculum on black education in NC. It will cover Rosenwald schools, HBCUs, trade institutes, and other elements in black education. The work will begin in January and is to be completed before the 2022-23 school year. The curriculum will be made available to us free of charge and to whoever else wants it. Angela Thorpe, with the African American Heritage Commission, will be managing the development and working with the consultant.

Maintenance Staff removed paper from floor and brought a shop vac to aid in initial cleaning.

Jimmy Willis will be proceeding with CO application with Fire Marshal

Chris Lord will complete electrical work through JAS.

Working with Darrell Williamson to determine best date for installation of security system

Les and I have begun the process of selecting lighting to recommend for the museum room

I have been in communication with Jennifer Cathey, requesting her help in developing the policy on displays within the museum area and to get her thoughts on museum lighting.

Willa Wyatt, Chair, Friends of the Mars Hill Anderson Rosenwald School