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2016 Membership Drive

This has been a busy year for the TPHS. We produced the new Village Directory and hosted "An Evening with Charles Meurer", and we began some much-needed upgrades to our archives.

We would like to thank all the people who supported us in 2015, and hope that they continue to see the value in our activities and programs.   Please consider joining us as a member in 2016 and help us keep our memories alive.   Sign Up Online Here!

So Many Meurers, So Many Thank Yous

The Terrace Park Historical Society hosted a very successful “Evening with Charles Meurer” on November 14th . Through the generosity of many local Meurer collectors and the Eisele Gallery of Fine Art in Fairfax, over 40 paintings of various genres were exhibited. The Gallery owned by former Terrace Park resident Doug Eisele was a perfect setting to enjoy the art and company of over 100 guests and his staff made us feel very welcome as we took over their space for an evening.

The TPHS hosted the event as a Thank You to our Lifetime Members who have made substantial commitments to our organization.

The evening was made possible through the generosity of the following Meurer collectors:

Ed and Ogle Annett
Rick and Cynthia Annett
David and Sandra Bowen
John and Susan Frank
Rich and Sally Gilchrist
Tina and Bo Hesser
Margaret Jones
Paul and Joanne Kennedy
Bob and Lois Knox
Ryan and Sarah Lucas
Les and Barb Overway
Jack and Barbara Smith
Rusty and Connie Wilson
CJ Wood
Chris Wood
numerous Charles Meurer descendants who not only shared their paintings but a little family history.

A very special THANK YOU to Rich Gilchrist who helped from the very beginning in so many ways. He tracked down paintings, researched Meurer and presented an entertaining synopsis of his life and work, picked up and delivered art and, to top it off, donated a lovely oil painting by another Terrace Park artist from the past, Lillie Fry Fisher, as a raffle item. Rick Koehler donated one of his paintings, “Grand Valley,” and Ogle Annett created a chock full wine and cheese basket as raffle items. And one more thank you to our volunteer bartender extraordinaire , Bo Hesser.