CROSSLAKE -- The Crosslake Area Historical Society held its annual meeting recently at Birch Hill Inne.
Participants reviewed 1999 activities, scheduled events for the year 2000 and elected officers for the year.
In an overview of 1999, records at the Crosslake Historic Log Village indicated more than 4,000 people visited the grounds last summer. This includes groups of elementary students from Brainerd and a group of Pequot Lakes High School seniors.
Don Engen, president, reported on events held during the year and Dorothy Allen, treasurer, submitted statements indicating results from each activity along with the annual report.
The year 2000 schedule of events was announced:
May 27, opening of the Crosslake Historic Log Village; June 11, program and public meeting; July 27 and 28, 10th annual Tour of Log Homes; Aug. 6, eighth annual Artisan's Fair; Sept. 2 and 3, museum and village closing and quilt drawing; Sept. 16, Candlelight and Cider Tour.
All current officers were re-elected: Don Engen, president; Joan Thayer, first vice president; Marilyn Daughenbaugh, second vice president; Dorothy Allen, treasurer; "Dodo" Fraser, secretary; Fran Horton, historian; Deanna Engen and Joan Thayer, co-curators. The 14 trustees named are: Kathy and Dean Brodin, Mary Kay Williams, Jan Quast, Mary Beth Birkeland, Bunny Geiger, Bob Allen, Leo Fraser, Rich Engstrom, Frances Gunn, Heidi Engen, Mary Hoag, Joel Miller and Matt Engen.
Plans for the coming year include a recipe folder with recipes from the luncheons held at the close of the Log Home Tours and a "Stop and Listen" system telling the stories of the village and each of the log buildings. Birkeland is chairing the recipe folder project to be completed by this year's tour and Don Engen, the "Stop and Listen" project. Also planned is the restoration of the second log building from Lumbertown as a turn of the century saloon. The first one is restored as an early resort cabin.
A workshop meeting of the society board is set for March 20 with the first regular board meeting scheduled April 4.
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