As we look forward to Spring, change is in the air. 2013 was a very rewarding year full of wonderful experiences that affirm for me there’s nothing I’d rather be doing, than seeing our community come to life by connecting to its past.
This is a new beginning, another chapter in how this blog got started in 2009. It all began with an archaeological dig, a walk in the park, and a dear friend who said, “You should start a blog.” “A blog,” I said. “I’m not sure I know what that is…but I’ll check into it.” Here I am almost five years later with yet another chapter in this blog’s history.
As the Montezuma Historical Society launches its new website, I’m transitioning the Montezuma Heritage Park Blog here in an effort to consolidate information, and make it easy for our readers to navigate in a one-stop site for all of the information we have to offer on the Internet. I will continue to update the developments of the Park that the Historical Society and myself as Town Historian are involved with. So stay tuned for what will come in 2014. I’m excited to have this corner in “Zumaland” to share this journey, our heritage, and keep you informed of all the exciting happenings in our hometown.
The new site was made possible through funding received from the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor and Parks and Trails, New York. We are very grateful for the support these organizations have given us. Our design specialists were Image Agent of Auburn, NY and the funding also provided the opportunity to maintain and update the site through training provided by Christina Hills Website Creation Workshops, a 12-week online training course. Kathy Decker, Board Trustee, volunteered to proof read, and content provided and created through the Town of Montezuma Historian’s office.