Glen Berg has been elected as the first leader of the newly formed Forest Lake Area Historical Society, Inc.
Berg was among board members elected on Wednesday, April 4. His official title is executive director and curator. He has been active in the formation of the society and played a large role in last summer’s museum that helped fuel the idea of the area’s first permanent historical society.
Berg, a secondary science teacher by profession, is active in a number of preservation activities, including the Pavek Museum of Broadcasting.
Others elected to the board on April 4 include Stev Stegner and Jerry Larson, vice presidents, John Fino, secretary, and Diane Finnemann, treasurer.
The society also announced that it has completed steps to incorporate and is in process of securing its 501(c)3 non-profit status which will enable the society to receive tax-deductible donations. A filing fee of $850 is needed to complete the process. “We are looking for some public help with this,” Berg said.
The board also announced it is considering plans for a summer museum for July and August which would start in conjunction with American Legion Post 225’s July 4th celebration. The museum would be themed and not all encompassing as the 2011 effort.
A site is yet to be secured, however. “We are looking for space for the museum,” Berg said. A site along the parade route would be ideal, he said.
Anyone wishing to help is asked to call Berg at 651-464-6132 or 612-963-1713. He may be contacted by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The new society is expected to begin securing individual memberships by May 1st, Berg said. Volunteers to help with society functions are also in need. A date for the next board meeting will be announced at a later date.
To learn more visit: www.forestlakehistory.org.