Gardening, Beautification and Restoration

Gardening, Beautification and Restoration  ‘Rays of Sunshine Among the Singing Sands of the Dunes’ By Dick Meister with contributions from Lois Braatz, Dorothy Kurtz, and Dena Green.  Special thanks for those who have added to the Garden Club Archives, including Christine Craig, Dena Green, Hank Kazmier, Betsy and Marion Kovacik, Susan Mihalo, & Jenifer Wilson  On October 7 the Historical Society celebrated the opening of its 2nd annual exhibit, Gardening, Beautification and Restoration, under the theme, “Building Community Spirit”.    The curators for the exhibit are Marie Englehart and Dick Meister.  The Henry ‘Hank’ Kazmier [...]

Gardening, Beautification and Restoration2019-02-19T09:30:31-06:00

History of Garden Club

On October 16, 1974 a group of women in Ogden Dunes organized the Garden Club of Ogden Dunes with 28 charter members.   It received its charter or federation status with the Garden Club of Indiana and the National Council of State Garden Clubs  on January 28, 1975.   Its purpose is to promote interest and knowledge in gardening and conservation and to further home and civic beautification. The members, who were limited to 30, paid annual dues, made a purchase at a fund raiser, and volunteered on committees, as well as hosting or co-hosting [...]

History of Garden Club2018-08-26T15:12:19-05:00

Women’s Club: New Year’s Eve Follies

The Ogden Dunes Charity Ball a.k.a the New Year’s Eve Follies Information and memorabilia needed for Archives [Written in May 2008 for the "Hour Glass Newsletter"]   Recently, Connie Daley, former resident of Ogden Dunes, contacted the Historical Society offering to donate archival material on the boy’s soccer team’s trip to Russia in 1971 and the New Year’s Eve “Follies”, known in its first two years as the Ogden Dunes Charity Ball.  The Historical Society gladly accepted her offer.  The materials include newspaper clippings on the Russian trip and the 1968 Follies, programs from the [...]

Women’s Club: New Year’s Eve Follies2018-07-26T14:01:29-05:00

History of Our Historical Society

In 1988 the residents of Portage, Ogden Dunes' neighbor, established the Portage Historical Society.  This encouraged a group of four residents to establish a committee to explore the possibility of establishing a historical society in Ogden Dunes.  After a great deal of interest and support, the Historical Society of Ogden Dunes, Indiana was incorporated 1991 with nearly a 100 members.  Several programs were held at the town firehall. In 1992, Sue Mechtersheimer loaned the Society the "Hour Glass Cottage" to serve as a museum for local history and as an art gallery.  Being assured that the Society [...]

History of Our Historical Society2018-07-25T16:50:20-05:00

Women’s Club

By Hilda B. Hoham Back in the 1960's and 1970's, the Ogden Dunes Woman's Club had an active membership of 50 to 60 women who regularly attended the monthly meetings which were held the third Monday of the month from September through May, except in December when the Woman's Club and the Book Club held a joint meeting the first Monday to celebrate Christmas. The meetings were held at the Ogden Dunes Community Church Fellowship Room with the exception of the October Salad Bar Bingo Party which was held at the Fire House and the [...]

Women’s Club2018-07-09T15:15:33-05:00
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