Lowellene Jackson submitted her resignation effective immediately at the November 12, 2016, board meeting. Lowellene and husband, Joe, will be moving to Blaine, MN. Per our by-laws, President Jackie Walter appointed Bill Frame, Jr., an active volunteer, to complete Lowellene's term.
We are in search of photos, memorabilia and information relative to Pine Island area schools – especially the rural schools. We are fortunate to have detailed books on the rural schools in Goodhue County but lack information on those in Olmsted and Dodge County. If you have items that you do not wish to donate we are happy to make copies.Getting the above mentioned items will help us with our Open House display in June - you probably have guessed by now – the theme is Pine Island area schools.
The presentation “Vanishing Landmarks”, part of “One Town One Title”, will be held at the Pine Island Area History Center at 7:00 PM on Thursday, March 2, 2017. This is co-sponsored by the VanHorn Library. Travel back roads and small towns with photographer Doug Ohman as he explores the stories and history of Minnesota through historic buildings that are quickly disappearing. Doug will share his experiences, photos, and information about a variety of sites from Minnesota’s oldest Courthouse to the last Civil War recruiting station.
Doug Ohman is a freelance photographer and popular public speaker, who has traveled throughout the upper Midwest photographing historic architecture. His work has been widely published in magazines, calendars and books. Over the past eleven years he has been working with the Minnesota Historical Society on the popular book series, “Minnesota Byways.”
Books will be available for purchase and signing at the program.This project is made possible with money from Minnesota’s Arts Cultural Heritage Fund and the people of Minnesota for Library Legacy activities.
Written by Bill Frame Jr.
The Pine Island Area Historical Society is proud to announce the next installment in their series; The History of Pine Island Sports.
On Saturday, April 16th. 2016, Pine Island High School Girls and Boys Track & Field program will be hosting a very special event. The Panthers will be hosting a track meet at home for the first time in 17 years at their brand new Track & Field facility located at the new elementary school. The event will begin at 11:00 AM with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Then the new track will be hosting any and all Pine Island Alumni in an open track meet integrated with this year’s track teams. It is a celebration of Pine Island’s long and rich Track & Field tradition.
Following the Meet, a social time is planned in the cafeteria of the new school. At 4:00PM the PIAHS will be sponsoring a program that will cover the history of both the girls and boys track programs here. There will be displays and mementos to see and perhaps some stories shared. The current coaching staff will be the presenters. If you have anything to share or have some input, please contact Bill Frame (Jr. ) class of ’76, as we would love to have as much as possible to relate to in the talk.
The public is welcome to watch the track meet, attend the social and enjoy the history presentation. There is no charge to attend any of the festivities. More information will be available on the “Pine Island NEW Track” FaceBook page.