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--April 27, 2016.

Since last fall the RCHS has continued its renovation projects at the new Manse. The archives and office space have been properly furnished, and meetings are now held at the Manse. Our seasonal activities such as the cavalcade, the harvest luncheon, and the Richmond artisan show were very well attended and profitable.

To coincide with our Scottish heritage theme we organized a Robbie Burns event in January. More than 70 participants enjoyed moments of song, poetry, food and scotch, all toasting the bard! We also showed our video on Scottish heritage in the region. True merriment was felt by all. I believe the event will become part of our yearly calendar of activities.

The final move of the museum into the manse will take place over the next month. We hope to notarize the sale of the old museum property on June 1st. All of our activities will continue as usual: May brunch and plant fair, June ice cream and strawberry social, July English tea, August lawn party and gin garden. The museum will open in our new locale for the summer and we will launch our theme for 2016- Local Women in History.

Apart from the full roster of activities, we'll hopefully complete renovations to the roof and
garage of the Manse.

There really is NEVER a dull day at the RCHS!