EP Museum now in city's hands

The final meeting of the board of directors of the Eagle Point Historical Society was held  Sept. 30. The city of Eagle Point now owns the Eagle Point Museum, the land it sits on and the artifacts contained in the museum.
    
Included at the final meeting was the allocation of funds from Wood House savings account to the Wood House Preservation Group and to the City of Eagle Point.
   
Funds in the Wood House account amounted to $7,017. Since July 2007, Wood House expenses paid by the Eagle Point Historical Society, amounted to $1,682. Funds for supplies budgeted but not spent amounted to $1,000. The total disbursement to the Preservation Group was $6,334.21.
   
The board agreed to leave $2,700 in the historical society’s checking account until all final bills were paid and then transfer the remainder to the city. The city will acquire the society’s savings accounts, which as of Sept. 30 was approximately $53,900.
   
A request was made by board member Maggie Webster to donate $5,000 to the Southern Oregon Historical Society. Attorney Bill Mansfield said the dissolution information sent to the state only provided for funds to be distributed to the city and the Wood House Preservation Group. He said any change in that process would have to go back to the state. No money was given to the Southern Oregon Historical Society.
   
The Museum is now open from noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. It will be hosted either by Helen Wolgamott or Ken Thompson.
By Nancy Leonard
Of the Independent

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