preserve, honor and build upon the heritage of Kendallville Indiana.
Monday, April 26, 2010, the Kendallville Heritage Association meeting
was held at 6:00 p.m. in the Kendallville Public Library. In
attendance were: Ray Scott, Tom Leedy, Mary Hartman, Dave Christianson,
Eric Daniels, Sarah Knopp and Becky Daniels.
Minutes of the January meeting were approved.
Treasurer Report given.
Dave paid the Noble County Historical Society membership dues and the
Secretary of State fee. Membership dues of $10 are
due. Dues can be brought to the next meeting or mailed to
Guest, Sarah Knopp, Secretary of the Noble County Historical Society
and Noble County Historian who recently replaced her father, Bob Gagen,
reported on the history of the group and their presence in the
county. Sarah had assisted her dad in gathering information
for other people for a long time. The Noble County Historical
Society is celebrating their 40th anniversary.
Tom Leedy suggested that we work towards connecting Kendallville
Heritage Association and Noble County Historical Society. Both groups
have a focus. But we could work together to market the entire
county and the many landmarks within it. We could work to
create a package that shows visitors what landmarks are here and how to
get to them. Sarah Knopp and Mary Hartman will look into the
displays available from the Old Jail Museum and the Kendallville
Library. Sharing these displays may be a good way to get
started making the connection between the groups. Sarah Knopp
would like to talk to John Bry at the Noble County Convention and
Visitor's Bureau to see what possibilities there are to draw tourism.
Eric Daniels reported that we had 161 visits to the website.
The number of hits are increasing. Eric will contact the
owners of the McCray Mansion to see if they have additional information
to add for their home to the website. Eric will contact Tom
Leedy to go over his vision of the website layout. Eric also
plans to start scanning additional photos at the library to add to the
The next meeting will be 6:00 p.m., Monday, June 28, 2010 at the
Kendallville Public Library.
Becky Daniels, Secretary