Newsletter -- November/December, 2003.

The annual Christmas membership meeting of the Putnam County Historical Society will be held on Thursday, December 4th at 7:00 P.M. at the Bronson-Mulholland House, 100 Madison Street, Palatka. Entertainment for the evening will be the first and second grade Sunday school students from First Baptist Church. They will present a Christmas play and sing carols. The House has been beautifully decorated for the season and we are sure that our event will put you in the spirit of the season. We have also decided to do something a little different for food this year. The Society will furnish meats and beverages and we are asking each member to bring a covered dish. Please surprise us with your favorite casserole, vegetable, or dessert. If you have an old family recipe, that would be most appropriate for this occasion. Please make plans now to attend this special holiday event. As always, we invite you to bring along a friend to join you.


We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the Society members and supporters for helping make our 2003 Annual Fall Antique and Art Fair another success. As you know, this event is our largest fundraiser each year for support of our activities in preservation of the House and Museum and other activities of your Society. We could not begin to list the names of everyone who worked so hard again this year, but would like to thank those businesses and organizations in our community that were so supportive of our fair:

Dunkin' Donuts
Beck Chrysler Dodge Jeep
Prosperity Bank
Putnam State Bank
First Federal Bank of North Florida
Hitchcock and Sons
Publix Super Markets
Wal-Mart Supercenter
Big Lots
Palatka Yacht Club
Putnam County Department of Emergency Services


Representatives of your Society were in attendance at the grand reopening celebration of the 1892 Interlachen Town Hall on November 15th. The event marked the culmination of many years of work by the Town of Interlachen, the Interlachen Historical Society and the Town Hall Steering Committee. The beautifully restored building has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places and contains a museum and room that can be used for community events.