Historical Committee members are appointed by the Board of Selectmen and must be sworn before assuming their duties.
The Committee consists of at least seven but not more than 11 members. A quorum consists of four members who are qualified to vote.
The term of each member is three years, however the initial terms will be staggered in one, two, and three-year terms.
When there is a permanent vacancy, the Board of Selectmen must appoint a new member to serve for the remainder of the unexpired term.
It shall be the responsibility of the Historical Committee to collect and preserve such original historical records, artifacts and printed material concerning the Town of Alfred that it may be able to obtain, either through purchase or donations. The Committee has the authority to reject any part of a collection which is not relevant to the Town of Alfred.
The Historical Committee is authorized to accept, on behalf of the Town of Alfred, any and all materials
The Historical Committee shall establish a working policy to include these and other guidelines as they may occur. The Historical Committee will have immediate supervision of the maintenance and upkeep of the Historical Museum Building.
The Historical Committee will have immediate supervision over the maintenance and the upkeep of the District No. 5 Schoolhouse.
Any income or donations associated with the Historical Committee will be made payable to the Town of Alfred. Said funds will be turned over to the Selectmen with documentation regarding the intended use (for Museum or for Schoolhouse) and will be accepted and appropriated by the Board of Selectmen. Said funds will be held within the General Fund without interest until expended by a Treasurer's warrant signed by a majority of the Alfred Selectmen.
Historical Museum June Events
The next meeting of the Historical Committee is June 16 at 7:00 PM. Work meetings are being held every 4th Thursday morning at 10:00 AM until we have completed scheduled tasks. The next work meeting is Thursday June 24. The Open House was a success with around 30 visitors enjoying the exhibit and the ice cream made by Almon Williams.
The exhibit's theme, "Alfred Through The Ages, "focuses on the clothes and tools used by out ancestors, it also tells us what life was like in each century, from the 1700sto 2000. We have tried to include some of the most important such as Simeon Coffin's arrival in Alfred, and the arrival of the Shakers in the 1700s.
We thank townspeople who have loaned us artifacts, including one special display provided by a young lady, new to Alfred who made a display of stencils done by Moses Eaton, circa 1825. The young lady is Annie Moore who now lives in what was previously the Holt house on Clark Road. We invite all residents to pay us a visit and maybe you will learn something new about your town.
Rug Hooking Classes are being held at the museum every Wednesday at 2:00 PM. Anyone wishing to participate should contact Allison Williams at 324-5823.
There is an opening on the committee, if you are interested in Alfred history please consider volunteering at your museum. Contact Allison Williams at 324-5823
Meetings are held October to March on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 7:00 PM at the Alfred Village Museum