NEWSLETTER PURPOSE & GOALS
The purpose of this newsletter is:
nTo communicate with & educate the readers and tell meaningful stories with accuracy, clarity, pictures & illustrations. We want to share with you some of the history of New Bremen, Lock Two, German Township and the surrounding area. (People from all these areas attended the New Bremen churches and were otherwise involved in New Bremen's history.) We want to promote communication among all our members who have New Bremen "roots" by encouraging all of you to participate. Send us your articles and related pictures about your New Bremen memories or New Bremen connections for possible future Towpath use (or just to preserve the history).
nKeeping you informed about the Association's activities and its membership & financial status.
nPromoting membership & participation.
nPromoting special events, projects, displays.
nAttracting visitors to the museum.
nHelping people with genealogical queries.
nWe continue to strive to make The Towpath interesting and educational and want to keep it as a means of communicating with our many New Bremen natives (or descendants of New Bremen ancestors) who are scattered all over the United States. Your letters, stories and pictures are always welcomed as they often provide inspiration for Towpath articles. Any suggestions you may have on how to further improve The Towpath are also welcomed.
WHY SHOULD COMMUNITIES APPRECIATE THEIR
[January 1999 “Towpath”]
Answers to a survey conducted by
Logan County Historical Society director, Rachael Cron.
(Printed in the March 1998 issue of the
Shelby County Historical Society's "Historical Highlights.")
n Provide a sense of heritage.
n Help educate youth.
n Work as a tourist draw.
n Be a source of community pride.
n Be a repository of local artifacts.
n Showcase local firsts, notables, famous faces.
n Provide a place for volunteerism.