A Month Late, But Big News All The Same

Sometimes when things are moving so fast you look back and realize you failed to do something very important.  Such is the case with this post.  Earlier today (actually just a few minutes ago) I posted on how great the pancake breakfast was at the Shelby Iron Works Parks on July 7th.  After posting, I realized that I had neglected to post an important update (it was sitting in draft form waiting to be published) that would explain why I was writing about an event at the Shelby Iron Works Park.  So, here is the content of that post, which I hope will explain why I’m posting about the park:

Stronger Together

It is with great excitement that we announce that the Historic Shelby Association, which owns and manages the Shelby Iron Works Park, has merged with the Shelby County Historical Society, Inc.

For the past year, members of the board of directors for both non-profit organizations have been meeting to formulate a plan that would allow the Shelby Iron Works Park to fall under the care and management of the Shelby County Historical Society, Inc.  In May, members of both organizations voted unanimously in favor of merging.

To keep the lines of communication open, we will continue to meet at the park every third Monday of the month at 7 p.m.

During these meetings, it is our hope that we can discuss the needs of the park, and decide on ways to build on the strong foundation that is currently in place.  I encourage you to join us during these meetings so that we can hear your ideas. 

We welcome the membership of the Historic Shelby Association to our family, and we look forward to a bright future together.

So there you have it!  The Shelby County Historical Society, Inc. has started a new and exciting chapter.  You can look forward to hearing updates about the museum and its many projects, plus news about the Shelby Iron Works Park.  I promise to do a better job of keeping this blog up to date!


Jennifer Maier