Society meeting set for Monday
The Ilo-Vollmer Historical Society in Craigmont will be hosting the Lewis County Historical Society meeting on Monday, February 18th in the community hall in Craigmont. The business meeting will begin at 1:00 p.m., followed by a program at 2:00.
The program will be a book review of all the local history books that IVHS has published. Many of these books were done years ago, some as early as the mid-1960s from interviews with area pioneers, who are now long gone. Some of the books have been out of print or hard to find for a number of years.
The historical society is currently working to reprint the 1990 Lewis County Legacy as well as two small books entitled A New Look At Old Forest. A few copies of the two volumes of the Highlands of Craig Mountain will also be available.
IVHS member Dick Southern will review a selection of books during the program. These, along with others, will be available for sale afterwards.
Everyone is invited to attend the February 18th business meeting at 1:00, the program at 2:00, or both. Refreshments will be served.
Ilo-Vollmer Historical Society plans field trip
The February field trip of the Ilo-Vollmer Historical Society will begin 10:30 a. m., Wednesday February 20th at the Asotin County Library located at 417 Sycamore in Clarkston. There is a traveling exhibit entitled “HOPE IN HARD TIMES: WASHINGTON DURING THE GREAT DEPRESSION” on display there until March 28th. (Note: this is in Clarkston, not Asotin)
After the visit to the library the group will meet at “…and Books, Too”, located at 918 6th Street in Clarkston, where folks will be able to shop for the most recent local books. There is additional parking on the 900 block of 7th Street, and access to businesses is available from the back entrances as well as the 6th street entrances.
Following the visit to the book store, lunch will be next door at Station 3. This restaurant and lounge was started by firemen Mark Kammers, Denny Lewis and Darrell Gamet in 1980. Mark is the brother of IVHS member Sherry Trail and the son of former Craigmont High School graduates Jack Kammers and Peggy Wayne, both from the Class of 1949. Tom Scher bought Station 3 in 1998 and is the current owner.
If anyone wishes to have dessert, they may go across the street to The Sugar Shack because, “Everyone needs a li’l sugar!” To ensure a place at lunch, please RSVP to Sherry Trail firstname.lastname@example.org or 509 758 3085 as seating is limited to 24. For carpooling information from Craigmont, please contact Shelley Kuther at email@example.com or at 208 790 7890. Everyone is welcome to join the historical society.