April 29, 2011

The Society will hold back to back meetings April 30 and May 7th. The much meeting on the 30th will feature stuffed pork chops and assorted other covered dish items. On May 7th the greater Oswego County Historical community will be invited to join us to discuss the upcoming Oswego County Fair. Both events are open to the public and are excellent research opportunities with so many historians present at each meeting.

On Wednesday April 19, Half-Shire hosted a family game night as part of TV turnoff week. Thanks to Erma Schroeder, Kathy Watson and Nancy Smith for making this night possible and enjoyable for several area youth.

Friday research hours have been conducted, Either Erma or Nancy are there each Friday to meet researchers and assist. Shawn Doyle has been still at the Court House on Fridays wrapping up winter research projects. Beginning June 3rd the Pulaski Farmers Market will resume and Half-Shire will conduct a weekly table there.

Correspondence on the Outerson family of Pulaski and The Archibald Campbell Families of Richland and Orwell. The Campbells were early settlers on the Ridge Rd. and expanded across eastern Oswego County. Campbell is said to have been a War of 1812 solder, in fact his descendants believe he was a Captain. No clear record has been found to prove his rank, however many Archibald Campbells served in the War.

Julie Litts Robst has been working on new books that cover the Richland hamlet cemetery as well as the Riverside Cemetery in Pulaski. It is hoped that these books will be out by fall. Julie works from her home in Florida, and thanks to the internet and online research has been able to complete much of her work from her southern home.

Area Alumni Societies are planning their annual graduation weekend events, many reunions are being held this year. Half-Shire will host a brunch for the Pulaski class of 1961 on Sunday June 26th this year.

Half-Shire can be reached at P.O. Box 73, 1100 County Rte 48, Richland, NY 13144 or on the web at halfshire@hotmail.com www.halfshire.com

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