Newsletter -- April/May, 2002.

On Saturday, April 27th the Society will travel to Crescent City and vicinity to tour historic cemeteries, lunch at the historic Sprague House Inn and Restaurant, and visit the Little Blue House Museum. All interested Society members and their guests are invited to meet us at the Bronson-Mulholland House in Palatka at 8:00 A.M. on the 27th. We will car pool to the Fruitland peninsula of our county for a fun and informative day of exploring cemeteries, dining in 1892 tourist hotel of Dr. and Mrs. Guilford Sprague, and visiting the 130 year old Little Blue House Museum. Our first stop will be the St. Johns the Evangelist church and cemetery in East Palatka. Other stops will include the Christian Union LDS Cemetery in San Mateo, the Pomona Park-Lake Como Cemetery, Eden Cemetery, Palmetto Cemetery, and Braddock Farm Cemetery. Our tour guides will be Society Board member Leroy Zetrouer, and Society member and noted Crescent City historian Margary Nelson. We recommend you wear comfortable clothing, good walking shoes, and bring along sun block and insect repellent. This promises to be a premier Society outing, so don’t miss out, mark your calendars now!

MOTHERS’ DAY TEA SLATED

Your Society is hosting a Mothers’ Day Tea on Saturday, May 11th at 2:00 P.M. at the Bronson-Mulholland House in Palatka. The event will be to honor mothers and women of our community. The lost social practice of ladies’ tea will be brought to life in the historic setting of the Bronson-Mulholland House. This event will also be a fundraiser for the Society to benefit the continuing care of the Bronson-Mulholland House and the Putnam Historic Museum. The cost of attending the tea is $10.00 per person. Tea, homemade finger sandwiches and desserts will be served in the parlors to beautifully decorated linen covered tables. Entertainment including poetry, dramatic readings and vocals will provide a Mothers’ Day theme to attendees. Vintage clothing will be on display and drawings will be held for door prizes. Tickets will be available at Cynthia’s, 305 St. Johns Avenue; Palm Antiques, 701 St. Johns Avenue, and at the Bronson-Mulholland House. President Meri-lin MacGibbon and Society member Suzanne Shields are co-chairs of this great event. Please contact us at 386-329-0140 for additional information or to see how you can help with this event.

ROLL UP YOUR SLEEVES

A Society “work day” is scheduled for Saturday, April 20th at 9:00 A.M. at the Bronson-Mulholland House. The focus of this work day will be the kitchen. If several members could dedicate a couple of hours, we could finish this in a short time.