Severna Park Museum Seeks Stories And Sponsorship

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A little more than a year after calling a community meeting to share ideas for the Severna Park Museum, the Winkelmeyer family is pleased to spread the word that the organization – now an official 501 (C)(3) nonprofit, nonstock corporation – is moving toward its goal of providing exhibits with memorabilia and stories for community members to learn about the history of the area.

The Severna Park Museum has established an official board of trustees, which comprises Scott Jay (chairman), Betty Winkelmeyer Wells, Stacey Reeder, Brian and Linda Jablon, Susan Nolte, Lynn Bailey, Maureen Carr York, Simona Simmons, Michalene and Bob Boggs, Mary Vogelsang, Amy Leahy, Leigh Appel, Karen and Andy Trettin, Sandy Spadaro, Stacey and Edgar Freeman, and Joe Angelof.

Additionally, the board has been offered a donation of display cases and hopes to start putting up exhibits around Severna Park at schools, libraries and community centers while it works toward finding a permanent home.

The Severna Park Museum was also the beneficiary of a concert in late 2018 at the home of Susan Nolte in Severna Park. The concert, titled “Acoustic Music on the Riverfront,” was performed by the Cattail Creek Trio, consisting of David and Ginger Hildebrand, professional musicians, and David Nolte. The instruments behind the vocal harmonies included guitar, violin, piano, banjo, harmonica, bass guitar, flute and mandolin. The event raised $400 through ticket sales and an additional $205 was received in the form of donations for a total of $605. The evening included a wine and cheese reception prior to the concert and a brief talk by Wells about plans for the museum.

The Severna Park Museum is also in need of contributions. If you are interested in being a sponsor, please send a check to the Severna Park Museum Inc., 528 Melrose Lane, Severna Park, Maryland 21146.

In the coming months, the Severna Park Museum will hold a public gathering or presentation for residents interested in learning more about the vision for the museum and what the next steps will be to make that vision come to life. Attendees will also enjoy a presentation from Scott Jay on what life was like in early Severna Park. Dates will be announced soon.

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