John Manke is an active former Bay View resident who is involved in numerous neighborhood organizations, including the Bay View Historical Society, the Humboldt Park Fourth of July Association and the Shore Shore Farmers Market. He believes Bay View has a fine tradition in its past that we do not want to lose in the future.
A call to Bay View residents:
As part of the Art and Archeology of Me program developed by Discovery World and in partnership with Bay View High School, you are invited to contribute to your neighborhood's history by bringing your memories, your stories and your objects to the Bay View Historical Observatory, starting on Saturday, July 31, 2010.
Located on the lawn of the Bay View Historical Society (2590 S. Superior Street), this interactive observatory will feature historic points of interest around Bay View, in addition to the opportunity for the community to archive their personal histories as Bay Viewites.
Bay View High School students, along with Discovery World staff, will be on hand inside the Bay View Historical Observatory on the following weekends to collect stories about Bay View history from local residents, to scan any historical documents/images people bring to the observatory and to photograph personal artifacts/heirlooms that residents of Bay View would like to have digitally archived at the Bay View Historical Society.
Bay View students and Discovery World staff will assist in collecting historical and archaeological information about Bay View from the general public. Activities will include portrait photography, oral history, genealogy, artifact and heirloom documentation.
Dates for these sessions are:
Saturday, July 31, 2010 from 10 AM to 2 PM. Opening Reception
Sunday, August 1, 2010 from 10 AM to 2 PM.
Saturday, August 14, 2010 from 10 AM to 2 PM.
Saturday, August 21, 2010 from 10 AM to 2 PM.
The Bay View Observatory will be in place on the lawn of the Beulah Brinton House July 31 to September 5. Please come view it and get involved. Web site: www.bayviewhistoricalsociety.org. Kathy Mulvey, President of the Bay View Historical Society, has presented this article to read.