Why did we create an historical society?
After working with the Centennial Commemoration of the Collinwood School Fire in 2008, we saw a potential to speak on a wider basis about the history of the Collinwood and Nottingham communities. We were finding information that had previously been hidden from us and we wanted to share what we were learning.
Thus, the Collinwood Nottingham Historical Society has taken on the monumental task of the preservation of the history of our communities. Historical societies in general perform a significant and valuable service to the local communities and it is our hope that we too can grow to become such an organization. In short, we want to help people appreciate their heritage by creating an understanding of the past, and a positive attitude towards history and its potential; in this way we contribute to the community’s quality of life.
Our primary purpose is to discover, record and collect whenever and wherever possible that material which may help to establish or illustrate the history of the area. We also hope to provide for the preservation of this material as is feasible. Most importantly though, we want to be the venue through which this historical material is disseminated back to the community and awaken a sense and purpose of history, hopefully sparking a historical dialogue.
Friends of history are welcome to join the CNHS by emailing us at CollNottHistory@aol.com. A membership application will be emailed or sent to you. Our annual meeting will be held on Sunday, February 19, 2012 at 1:00 PM at Muldoon’s. RSVP to Mary Louise at the email address above. Dinner on own. Our website is https://sites.google.com/collnotthistsoc/