It has been a while since we’ve posted anything. I would like to update you on what has been happening with MTHS and let you know what is coming up.
Back in November 2015, I wrote a post on Camp Rose Twig which was located on the edge of Windlestrae and closed around 1986. Several people responded that they had attended the camp. Some of the comments are as follows:
- I went to Camp Rose Twig for 3 consecutive summers. I remember Aunt Ceil and Uncle Lee as well as many other things. Campfires on Wednesday night (Order of the Rose), Uncle Richard flying who went to fly remote control planes. The Blue Angels practicing as the airbase was near behind us. Lots of wonderful things. It was a great pleasure for me and I’m sure also for my brother and sister who also went there.
- fun camp…OMG, it was the best ever……..
- I spent seven happy summers as a day camper at Rose Twig from about 1958-1965, along with my cousin and many friends. It was a wonderful place to be outdoors swimming, boating, riding, putting on shows, even learning archery and how to shoot rifles! One of my favorite memories is a rainy day when my bunk got to bake a cake in the kitchen of the farmhouse, which was where the owners “Aunt” Ceil and “Uncle” Lee, lived. I must have been about 6. Great memories.
- I worked for Mrs. Rosen after I graduated from high school in 1981. The camp was closed but she had me change the sheets and stuff because she had the dream of reopening the camp. She was a wonderful lady!! I was very sad when I learned of her death.
If you have any more comments or photos from Camp Rose Twig and would like to share them, please let me know.
Back in March, we had our annual General Membership Meeting where Michael Jesberger, a local historian and reenactor, spoke to us about what happened in our township during the American Revolution.
Also, the historical society hosted a table at the annual Autumn Fest which, unfortunately, due to rain, had to be held indoors at the Recreation Center, but there was quite a turnout.
And finally, please keep Sunday December 4th open for our annual Holiday Party which will be held at the historic Knapp farmhouse from 1:00 to 3:00. Come see what we’ve done with the house and see some of the historic items we’ve added. We’re working all year round to maintain and restore this beautiful farmhouse built in the mid 1700s.