Inaugural Meeting of Owen Historical Preservation Committee

Nicole Rogers

Inaugural Meeting of Owen Historical Preservation Committee

1 min
June 1, 2021

The first gathering of Owen’s Historical Preservation Committee met on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at the old city hall. Members in attendance were John Mauel, Travis Rogers, Nicole Rogers, Jackie Reinke and Tim Swiggum. Jerry Fults was absent. Others present were Cindy Cardinal and Mary Ellen Hughes.

Being a brand-new city committee, goals and objectives were first discussed. The object of this committee is to preserve Owen history. Many ideas were tossed out including turning the old city hall into a museum, gathering oral histories, invite Owen’s elders and others to share their stories and create a walking history tour. 

Formation of a non-profit historical organization which would be separate from the city was discussed. No motions were taken at this meeting regarding the specific designation of this Historical Society or other details until the committee can meet with other established Historical Societies for guidance. The State Historical Society will be invited to attend the next meeting to be held on June 23, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.

This article was orginally reported by
Nicole Rogers

Nicole Rogers, lives in Owen, WI, and is the co-editor for the Sentinel & Rural News.