MAYVILLE - Meghan Bartok, a Chautauqua Lake Central School senior who visited Haiti this year, will be the guest speaker for the Mayville Tuesday Club when it meets at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Mayville Library.
Her visit to Haiti in April was with the Bemus Point United Methodist Church mission. Bartok will describe her responsibilities, expectations and purpose of the mission. Anyone interested in hearing about her visit or joining the club is welcome to attend, according to Dianne Goodrich, club president.
Tuesday Club members recently learned about and toured Mayville's Historical Society Museum, presented by Tony Brancato, member. The building, he noted, was previously a railroad station and was replaced after an 1865 fire.
Mayville Tuesday Club members recently explored the village’s Historical Museum with a tour conducted by volunteer Tony Brancato, museum member. Next to him is Jean Kelsey, museum board member and club secretary, as watch a long-ago woman as she is about to lift a very heavy, old-fashioned iron to finish her day’s chores.
"In the 1880s," he added, "it became a tourism place for lots of visitors to Mayville. Then there were a hundred-plus hotels around the lake, 60 of them having docks."
What the expansive museum contains is "Mayville in the olden days," Brancato noted. Examples range from benches from the early depot, area fire departments' memorabilia, an original voting machine and everything in between.
Because the building is not heated, the museum is only open Memorial Day through Labor Day. Hours then are 1 to 5 p.m. Fridays through Sundays.
"In addition, school and tour groups spring through fall may make appointments for special tours," according to Jean Kelsey, club secretary and museum board member. "Although there is no cost to visit, donations are always welcome."
Mrs. Goodrich reminds those members who were not present last month that dues are now payable for the 2012-13 year.
The Tuesday Club was organized in 1895 and federated in 1896 and meets seven Tuesdays of the year.