Ukiah Daily Journal
Tuesday, February 28, 1956

Meeting Held Here in Attempt to Form County Historical Society

Twenty people attended the Sunday afternoon meeting held in the Ukiah public library for the purpose of discussing the organization of a Mendocino county historical society. Ukiah, Willits and Laytonville were represented. Road conditions were considered a contributing factor in the lack of representation from the coast and other distant points of the county.

Miss Marian Marvin, Ukiah city librarian, opened the meeting by emphasizing the need for a historical society, and sketching briefly some of the objectives of such an organization.

The meeting was organized temporarily, as a committee of the whole, with George Ward selected as chairman; Mrs. Charles Bell, recording secretary, and Miss Marian Marvin, corresponding secretary. The purpose of the committee is to seek out and contact as many interested people in the county as possible, so that a conclusion may be reached as to the advisability of a permanent county organization.

Mark Carpenter, Norman Buhn and G.F. Johnson were appointed to study the bylaws of other historical societies so that something concrete would be ready to present to the May 6 meeting should attendance warrant it.

Anyone interested in a Mendocino county historical society is asked to send their name and address to Miss Marian Marvin, Ukiah public library, and information will be mailed to them as to the time and place of the May 6 meeting.


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