Author: Pulaski Area Historical Society

2016 Historic Preservation Award

The 2016 Preservation Award was presented to Van Asten’s Heating & Cooling and Van Asten’s Plumbing for their restoration on their current building at 131 West Pulaski Street in Pulaski. The building was formerly the Stop-In, a bar and dance hall that was instrumental in providing polka entertainment for many years, including hosting the Polka Variety Show. Here’s a clip of the show, featuring Dick Rodgers. ...

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2016 November Meeting Minutes

Larry Puzen called the meeting to order at 6:27 pm at the PACE room. Those attending were Larry Puzen, Larry Szymanski, John Mihalko, Rock & Pam Mannigel, Sharon Bauer, Roger Brzeczkowski, Jim Zajac and Norine Heuser. Secretary’s Report – Norine mentioned she had received two corrections to the previous minutes. The museum hours are from “1:00” – 5:00, not like the ones she had shown of “11:00” – 5:00. Also, she had shown the museum being open for 172 “hours” when in fact, it should have shown the museum having 172 “visitors”. With those changes, Roger made a motion to accept the minutes. Jim seconded. Motion carried. Treasurer’s Report – Larry Szymanski reported the check book balance is $7,222.25. Rock mentioned in the minutes from March 25, 2013 it showed the brick money would go to the “preservation of the building and its contents”. All of the bricks he sold along with Pam’s 53 were sold under the intent the money would be used to insulate the upstairs of the museum. Larry’s report showed the monies spent for various capital spending on the building including the furnace, air conditioner, back wall, etc. If we had not gotten the income from the brick sales, we would not have had the money to take care of all we did. Roger suggested using CD’s to pay for the insulation. Larry Puzen asked...

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2016 Annual Dinner Meeting Minutes

Rock Mannigel introduced our four students who work at the museum this year…Emily Johnson, Jenna Socha, Juliah Linzmeyer and Jackie Nassios. They work on Tuesdays from 3:00pm to 5:00pm. It’s a great opportunity for students to gain community service hours.

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