Thursday, April 30, 2009

PA State Grange Executive Committee Supports Project to Display Quilts

At its regular meeting on April 29, the PA State Grange Executive Committee agreed to support a project urging the State Museum of Pennsylvania to publicly display the collection of 200 antique quilts which they have in their collection.

This project was started by Phyllis Shipman of Fayetteville and Peggy Armstrong of Chambersburg who approached the Grange about supporting the project in a meeting with the PA State Grange President Betsy Huber on April 7, 2009.

These ladies have been able to get a House Resolutions declaring March 21, 2009 as "Quilting Day in Pennsylvania " as well as House Resolution #137 to "Honor our rich heritage of quilt making in Pennsylvania reflecting with great pride on the contributions that quilt makers have made in their local communities."

Executive Committee Approves PHMC Funding Resolution

At their regular meeting yesterday, Wednesday, April 29, 2009, the PA State Grange Executive Committee approved to support a resolution from Russellville Grange #91 in Chester County:

RESOLVED that Russellville Grange [PA State Grange] supports the funding for the Pennsylvania Historic and Museum Commission (PHMC) Museum Assistance Line Item and the Pennsylvania History and Museum Grange Program and recognizes the significance of this funding and program to preserving, protecting, and publicizing the important cultural assets and historical resources of Pennsylvania and its communities; and be it further

RESOLVED that Russellville Grange [PA State Grange] urges the Pennsylvania General Assembly to provide funding of at least $1 million for the Museum Assistance Line Item in the Fiscal Year 2009-2010 Budget and in the Fiscal Year 2010-2011 Budget.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

PA State Grange has a blog

OK folks. The PA State Grange now has its own blog page. What do we do with it to get more information out to people?