Ceremony marks donations to Waldoborough Historical Society
Waldoboro — A capacity crowd filled the Hauck Building of the Waldoborough Historical Society on Sunday afternoon, Aug. 12 for the dedication of a grandfather’s clock and schoolhouse upkeep bequest by Julie Waltz in memory of her parents, Cora and James Waltz; a flagpole and flag in memory of all Waldoboro veterans given by Nor’east Flags and Flagpoles Inc. of Waldoboro; and the flagpole base designed and installed by Herb Kauffman and David Kristiansen in memory of longtime society volunteer and veteran Walter Kristiansen.
The program opened with the raising of the flag by Waldoboro native and past commander of VFW Michigan, James Brown, with an honor guard made up of Al O’Donnell of American Legion Post 149 and John Blodgett, commander of VFW Post 4525 in Waldoboro.
Lincoln County Commissioner William Blodgett, who was president of the society at the time the Boggs Schoolhouse was brought to the museum site, spoke of the history of the move and the role that Cora and James Waltz played in the re-creation of the schoolhouse.
Julie Waltz’s executrix Marge Waugh shared information on Waltz’s will and her generosity not only to the society but also to other institutions and organizations. President of the Board of Trustees Jean Lawrence served as host for the occasion and shared words of appreciation for the volunteers who keep the museum open and the many generous donations that citizens and organizations have made to the society in the past year.
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