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The Historical Society of the Town of Hancock

Posted July 08, 2013, at 2:38 p.m.

After serving for almost 30 years as the Curator of the Historical Society Museum, Lois Johnson is retiring. All will miss Lois and her expert leadership, but we are also glad to welcome Charlene Clemons of Hancock, as the new Curator.

When Lois returned to Hancock in 1982, the Historical Society was very young but Lois was eager to become a member and after serving one year as president, found a new calling: that of Curator. Being resourceful, imaginative and hard working, she turned the dusty and unused space of the second floor of the Town Hall into the wonderful place it is today. She started with two file cabinets and a few boxes of collectables. Soon, the museum was filled with historical documents, letters, maps and items that are representative of those who lived in Hancock from its earliest years to present day. Our museum will not lose Lois as she still plans to volunteer and lend a helping hand to Charlene.

On July 12, Friday, at 7 pm at the Community Center in Hancock on Rte 1, there will be a program to honor Lois on her retirement. The publick is invited to attend. There will be refreshments. Admission is free but donations to the Hancock Historical Society are always welcomed.

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