The Windsor-Severance Historical Society

The Windsor-Severance Historical Society of Colorado seeks to preserve the past and promote the history of Windsor and Severance for future generations through outreach, education, and stewardship.


Minutes from October 27th Meeting

The WSHS met on Oct 27,2014 at the First Christian Church with members Gene Morey, Sue Buxmann, Sandy Brug, and Marge Straube and guest Nicholas J. Wharton, Assistant Town Administrator for the town of Severance.

Andrew sent us an invitation to the meeting for the 125th celebration of the town of Windsor on Nov 12, 2014 at 5:45 pm. We need to RSVP if we are going. Sandy will go.

Sandy and Marge finished an interview with Elvina Fritzler Simansky with an Ipad recorder. They ran out of recording time after 30 minutes and will add some information later to the finished project. They are convinced we need to invest in a camera after the statue project is complete.

Austin has been out of town and is working on our revisions. We are waiting on that to finish our brochures and get the approval from the Park and Recreation Board.

Pickle ornaments have been ordered For Windsor Wonderland on Dec. 6 and also the same day we will go to Severance for their celebration. We will sell the glass ornaments for $5 and the make your own for $3.

Sue is going to start a membership drive soon with newsletter and applications.

We received mail from GW oil and the IRS to be filled out. Sue will take them to Elaine for help and get them mailed.

The Cullison scrape books now stored at Sandy’s house need to be preserved with acid free boxes. Sandy is going to ask Andrew for his expertise in doing this.

On 9/30/2014 we had a deposit of $64.50 from Royalties from our book.

Respectively submitted

Sue Buxmann

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September 2014 Meeting Minutes

The WSHS met on Sept. 29, 2014 at the First Christian Church with Caitlin Heusser, Museum Curator for the Town of Windsor and members Wrenda Parker, Sandy Brug, Sue Buxmann, Gene Morey, Marge Straube, and welcomed new member Bonnie Steinbrecher.

Marge reported we received $66.50 from Arcadia Pubishing.

Marge asked Caitlin how people can see the things they donated as she has many calls about that sort of thing. In fact she has someone coming on the 15th interested in this. Caitlin took their name and will get in touch with them to see if she can find these things.

It was decided to forget about the water feature because of the many rules and regulations we would have to follow. We all agreed that the pump handle is much too high to be truly authentic. Sandy will e-mail Austin and give him the info.

Sandy reported that the form for the Parks and Recreation Dept. is finished.

We need to raise some money before we apply for grants as they look at that sort of thing.

It was decided to have a brochure printed when we have more information to put on it.

Sandy will get the Chamber list to send out letters.

We had much discussion about how we will recognize the different level of donors. Also we will be talking to different organizations around Windsor and maybe have some kind of a party for the community to talk about the project.

Gene has many scrapbooks from Raymond Cullison estate; he will take them to Sandy’s house.

Marge and Sue participated in “40’s Forever” at the Loveland Airport. They visited with many people about the POW Camp and many other memories people had.

We will participate in “Windsor Wonderland” at the Boardwalk Galleries which is located across the street from the Olde Town Hall where Santa Claus will be. We will sell pickles and have children put together the foam one and sell the glass ones. Sue will order 2 dozen more. Sue will check on the Christmas in Windsor.

Sue will send a Thank You note to Darrel McNabb for the money that was donated in his name.

Hal Pearson sent his membership in.

Sue is going to try to get in touch with Cheryl Glantz of the AHSGR to see what kind of camera she has for taping videos.

Respectfully

Sue Buxmann

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Our Newest Project

Historic Society Monument 

The WSHS has begun funding a sculpture created by artist Austin Weishel. The artist describes this work as an “Over Life-Size monument for the town of Windsor, CO. Structured to have the pump with an additional two kids holding “sugar beets”. Signifying how the town became what it is today from the 1900′s.”

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August Meeting Minutes

The WSHS met Aug. 25, 2014 at the First Christian Church with Sandy Brug, Sue Buxmann, Marge Straube, Wrenda Parker, Gene Morey and Austin Weishel present.

Austin showed us the mockette he is working on of the statue. We are very excited to talk to the Park and Recreation Board on Sept. 2, 2014.

Sandy will call Melissa Chew and get us on the agenda and see what we need for that meeting.

A boy scout troop cleaned up the weeds on our property and when they get done we will donate to them $100.00.

We are planning on having a tent at the Windsor Harvest Festival on Sunday and Monday to get us out in the community. Sue will check with the committee and see if that is possible. We donated $250 to the Harvest Festival to be part of it.

Marge reported that our Website is paid for the next two years.

Sandy has gotten the Facebook Page up and running and there are a few pictures on it. We have generated a great deal of interest.

Respectfully Submitted

Sue Buxmann

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July Meeting Minutes

The WSHS met on July 15 with Melissa Chew and Andrew (the person who took Carrie Knights Job) at the Town Hall to discuss the possibility of having a statue placed in the Boardwalk Park honoring all the heritage of this wonderful Town of Windsor.

Several suggestions were given to us and they seemed very agreeable with the project.

We will write a proposal to present to the Park and Recreation Board meeting in Aug or Sept. depending on where we are at that time with our project.

The Poudre Heritage Alliance and the Town of Windsor have grants that we could apply for. We should also get in touch with Don Reichert with the Fine Arts Council.

The WSHS met on July 23 with Austin Weishel at the House of Windsor to discuss starting our project. We did not sign the contract with Austin at that time to give us a chance to look his contract over. We did give him the first payment for him to start with the drawings and clay.

Austin will have the picture of the statue by Labor Day so we have something to show to the people at our booth in the park. We need to start getting funds right away.

Marge was invited to the Poudre Heritage Alliance “Partnerships Then and Now” on July 31 at the Greeley Museum. She will RSVP for Sandy as Marge will not be available for that day.

We are all invited to the Bracewell Picnic on Sept 20 at the Von-Troth/ Firestein Farm from Noon until 4.

There will be a meeting at the Town Hall to hear the Mill Feasibility Study at 6pm to hear what the next step will be for the Mill that was damaged in the 2008 tornado.

Austin invited us to go to the Art Show in Loveland Aug 8-10 at the city park.

There will be no meeting on July 28, 2014.

Respectfully Submitted

Sue Buxmann

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Minutes from June 18th

The WSHS met on June 18, 2014 at the First Christian Church with Sandy Brug, Marge Straube, Wrenda Parker, Gene Morey, Sue Buxmann and guest Carrie Knight.

We are sad to see Carrie has resigned her position with the town but we are very excited to wish her well on her next adventure in New York.

We received a donation from Viking Underground for $200.00 which is to help cover the property taxes and a donation. We received $135.00 From Pikes to help pay for the clean-up of the property on Ash St. Both of these businesses use our property for parking. Brian Leagjeld cleaned up our property and it looks great. We need to have the Aspen trees taken out. Sandy is going to call Ken K. from the town to see if we need a permit to take them down.

Carrie gave us numerous ideas to advance our idea of putting a statue at Broadwalk Park.

We need to establish a mission statement, create the concept, and sell our vision.

We need to create a statement to put on the statue that honors all those who came before us and will come after us who will keep Windsor’s history alive.

We need to have a place in the area that acknowledges the donors for the statue.

There is an area in the park that is designated for an interactive statue. Our concept is to have water as the interactive part. Our goal may be to have it done by 2016.

We can apply for grants but must remember that grants must be matched.

Our next step will be to talk to Melissa Chew at the town. Sandy is going to schedule that.  We need to stress that we are giving this to the town and they will have to do the maintenance.

Sandy will be the Project Leader and contact person now for all parties concerned.

Later we will appoint a person in charge of grants and a person in charge of solicitations.

Respectfully Submitted

Sue Buxmann

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Post Cards

Check out these post cards from 1908 created by L.E. Frazier & CO.

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American Legion Forbes-McKay Post 109

The WSHS is honored to post the bring in of the Office Quarters from the POW Camp 202 East of town in 1945. See pictures of this process of Forbes McKay Post 109 being put up on its poured foundation and changes made to the building and the big chance of the surrounding area. We hope to show a appreciation of the Legion’s dedication to honoring our veterans each memorial day.

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Minutes from April 28, 2014 Meeting

The Windsor Severance Historical Society met on April 28, 2014 at the First Christian Church with Gene Morey, Wrenda Parker, Marge Straube, Sue Buxmann and Sandy Brug present.

It was decided that Sandy would get in touch with Carrie Knight and set up a meeting with her to discuss our ideas for a statue in the park to honor and remember all the pioneers and volunteers who went before us and helped get the museum and village established in the Town of Windsor. It would be impossible to correctly list the names of all of the people who worked on this project but the statue will honor everyone.

We are ready to get started and we are willing to do some type of campaign to get donations. Casey at the Beacon told Marge that he would be willing to do some articles to give us some publicity.

We will give the First Christian Church $100.00 for donation.

We received $192.37 from Acadia Publishing. There is much confusion why the Town of Windsor is receiving communication from Acadia as a payee. Sue sent a letter and will see if we get a response.

Sue sent an e-mail to Viking Underground telling them how much we paid on our property tax this year as they wanted that information. They are using our property to park their equipment.

Sandy will have the Facebook page set up soon.

We will be an Iron Sponsor for the Windsor Harvest Festival which entitles us to have our logo displayed on event banners, advertising on all Festival promotional items, parade sponsor, free parade entry, and exhibit space at the event at the cost of $250.00.

Respectfully submitted

Sue Buxmann

Secretary

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Minutes from April 17th, 2014 Meeting

The Windsor Severance Historical Society met on April 17, 2014 at the House of Windsor with three members and Austin Weishel.

Austin gave us many good ideas for a sculpture, concentrating on the 1900’s history of water, farmers and sugar beets. We will produce an action plan to get started on our quest. We need to get a donation letter written and start raising money.

The Town of Windsor Museum is still receiving our correspondence from Acadia Publishing. We received $0 royalties in the first quarter of this year. Sue has asked them before to change the address and she will again send them a letter to see if we can get it changed.

We walked to our property and saw no cars parked on the asphalt and many vehicles parked on the west property. We talked to Viking Underground president Craig Leagjeld and secretary Danielle Leagjeld.  They agreed that they would like to donate something to the society for use of our property and also please let them know when they could donate to the statue.

They also told to us that they had bid on a project for the town to get water to the shrubs and trees on our property. They had not heard anything about it yet.

If we have any business to discuss at our regular meeting we will meet, if not we will consider this our meeting for the month of April.

Respectfully Submitted

Sue Buxmann

Secretary

 

 

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