The Bayside Historical Preservation Society (BHPS) was founded in 1995. The organizational meeting of the Board of Directors for BHPS was held Monday, May 29, 1995, at the Bayside home of Zelma Huntoon. In addition to Zelma, those attending were George Allen, Jr., Alden Badershall, Joanne Coughlin, Lee Ann Horowitz, Amos Kimball, Eleanor Lagner, Jean Witherill. Elizabeth Lewis was unable to attend. Membership fees were set at $10.00. The meeting closed with a vote of appreciation to Zelma for completing the incorporation process.
As Told By Bayside Residents
A top priority of the BHPS is the preservation and archival of historic artifacts and information associated with Bayside. The community room in Bayside’s Community Hall and the Shady Grove Museum serve as the primary locations for storing and displaying BHPS collections once they are cataloged. An online, searchable catalog is currently under development.
Items Currently Available
- Slideshow of photographs: images, including negatives, prints, scans, glass plates, and photographic postcards.
- Digitized newspaper articles from local newspapers such as the Sea Breeze and Republican Journal.
- Oral history: audio and transcriptions from oral histories with local residents.
- Steamboat Fever: a hard-to-find video recording of the one-of-a-kind production.