The Havilah Herald

Official Publication of the Havilah Centennial Group, Inc.

aka The Havilah Historical Society and Museum

Havilah California – February 2020

A recognized 501 C 3 non-profit Historical Organization (all donations are tax-deductible)

Dedicated to the preservation of the history of Havilah,

The first County Seat of Kern County, CA

Our Purpose:

The purpose of this corporation is EDUCATIONAL. The organization has been formed and is maintained to research, document, preserve, and share the historic legacy of the town of Havilah, California, and of Kern County, California. Included in this purpose is the objective to provide for the advancement of education about the history of Havilah and early Kern County to the local community at large and to any and all visitors to the community.

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!

 

                                                                                                          The Prez Sez                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                    For February 2020:

 

Busy, busy month.  At the last meeting Bob Porter and V.P. Larry Grafius volunteered to re-install the Old Havilah School House marker down by the site of the original School House, the Golden Gate Hotel marker near its original location, and to re-set the Mrs. Miller’s Store marker that had fallen over next to the old Havilah Post Office sign.  Thank you, guys!  And thank you Larry Grafius for taking those signs home a few months ago and redoing the paint that had faded away.  Jayne and I drove by a day or so later and they really look nice!  One of these days we should probably get a crew together and touch-up the paint on some of the other markers along the road as has been suggested by several members.  Hopefully Jayne and I will be able to be there to help out.

Director, Lana G. and Treasurer, Jayne H-P got a call “out of the blue” the other day that they will tell you about at our February meeting.  I think you’ll enjoy what they have to say!

Lana Grafius will be bringing the 2020 Calendar for us to start signing up to work the museums when the new season opens on April 4th and 5th.  Unfortunately, one of our members, Bob Bradley, has had to withdraw from docenting due to health issues and has returned his museum key.  Thank you, Bob, for the help you’ve donated in the past, and we wish you better health in the future.

Hint, hint — We are always on the lookout for more docents (museum guides).  Boy, do we miss Barbara and Glenn Dale as they used to do a lot of fill-in work when someone called in sick or just couldn’t show up when they were scheduled since they lived so close.  Thank you, too, to the rest of our docents for jumping in and helping out these days when that happens!

We’ve got a real good group of members who help out when they can, and THANK YOU also to those of you who don’t even live in the area but keep supporting us with your donations and your membership renewals!

See everyone at the regular membership meeting on February 8th, 2020 in the old School House at 3:00 pm.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

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                                                           This is the Havilah School House, prior to machinery in the back, staining of the

                                                      building, bell tower on the roof, stove pipe, (and there were fewer woodpecker holes)!

 

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                                                                  Just for Fun —     You Might Be an Engineer:

If you stare at an orange juice container because it says CONCENTRATE.

If your wristwatch has more computing power than your first Desktop PC.

If your spouse sends you an e-mail instead of calling you to dinner.

If you look forward to the holidays so you can put the kids’ toys together.

If you have used coat hangers and duct tape for something other than hanging coats and taping ducts.

If you window shop regularly at Radio Shack and Best Buy.

If you are convinced you can build a phaser out of your garage door opener and your old camera’s flash attachment.

If you have modified your can-opener to be driven by your iphone.

If you already know the direction the water swirls when you flush.

If you own one or more white short-sleeve dress shirts and two or more ties.

If you have ever saved the power cord from a broken appliance “just in case”.

If you still own a slide rule (and you know how to work it.)

If you have a functioning home copier machine, but every toaster you own turns bread into charcoal.

If your I.Q. number is bigger than your weight.

If the microphone or visual aids at a meeting don’t work, and you rush up to the front to fix it.

If you can remember 7 computer passwords, but not your anniversary.

If you can type 70 words a minute but can’t read your own handwriting.

If you can’t remember where you parked your car for the 3rd time this week.

If you created and managed the sound system for your senior prom.

If you have more friends on the Internet than in real life.

If you think that when people around you yawn, it’s because they didn’t get enough sleep.

If you know what http:/ stands for.

If you’ve ever spent $30.00 in parts to repair a $5.00 appliance.

If your three year old son asks why the sky is blue and you try to explain atmospheric absorption theory.

 

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                                                                                            Don’t Miss The Fence Post!

Continuing thanks to Mark and Dorothy Mutz of The Fence Post (and who are also active members of our own Havilah Historical Society) for their generous efforts they provide for our community.  You might note that they also provide a monthly column “The Havilah Herald” in The Fence Post that helps get out the word about our organization.  Again, thank you, Mark and Dorothy!

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Reminder – the 2020 annual dues are now payable.  If you haven’t already paid you’ll find a dues remittal form at the back of this newsletter.  Your generous contribution of only $25 will help support our little old-west community!  Thank you!

Don’t forget the Annual Whiskey Flat Days in Kernville on the weekend of February 15!  There will be lots of activities and fun!

 

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Membership Application:

 

Havilah Centennial Group, Inc., dba

Havilah Historical Society & Museum

6789 Caliente-Bodfish Road, Havilah, CA 93518

www.havilahmuseum.org  Fiscal Year from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31

 

$25 Annual Dues for an Individual or a Family Membership (a family is 2 adults for voting purposes), will entitle members to receive notices via monthly newsletter, The Havilah Herald, of meetings, functions, and events.

 

Name________________________________________________________________________

Mailing Address_______________________________________________________________

Phone________________________________email___________________________________

Deliver newsletter (check one) by email______ or by snail-mail______

Date Application Submitted___________________________________

 

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Membership Renewal:

Havilah Centennial Group, Inc.

Havilah Historical Society & Museum

6789 Caliente-Bodfish Road, Havilah, CA 93518

www.havilahmujseum.org  Fiscal Year from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31

 

$25 Annual Dues for an Individual or a Family Membership (a family is 2 adults for voting purposes), will entitle members to receive notices via monthly newsletter, The Havilah Herald, of meetings, functions, and events.

 

Name________________________________________________________________________

Mailing Address_______________________________________________________________

Phone________________________________email___________________________________

Deliver newsletter (check one) by email______ or by snail-mail______

Date Renewal Submitted___________________________________

 

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THE CURRENT HAVILAH HISTORICAL SOCIETY OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS:

President:                             Al Price                              661/867-2414         email   havilahmuseum.org

Vice President                     Larry Grafius                     661/867-2579

Secretary                              Roy Fluhart                       928/308- 1863        email   rflu408@gmail.com

Treasurer                             Jayne Hotchkiss-Price     661/867-2414         email   havilahmuseum.org

Directors (2)                         Lana Grafius                    661/867-2579

                                               Wes Kutzner                   760/379-2636       email   kutznerwes@gmail.com

 

Past President &/Editor    Janet Kutzner                   760/379-2636    email   kutznerwes@gmail.com

 

Annual membership is $25.00 per individual or family.  Membership year is from January 1 to December 31.

The Courthouse Museum and Schoolhouse are open from April 1 through Sep. 30 on weekends from 11 am until 3 pm, and by appointment.  They are located at 6789 Caliente-Bodfish Road, Havilah, CA 93518.

Admission to the museum is FREE, but donations are cheerfully accepted, (and 100% tax-deductible!).

The monthly general meeting is at 3 pm the second Saturday of each month at the Havilah Schoolhouse.

HAVILAH HISTORICAL SOCIETY & MUSEUM

6789 Caliente-Bodfish Road

Havilah, CA 93518