The Paradise Historical Society was conceptualized and brought to life by the efforts of Edna Wood, the founder and first President of the organization.Â Thanks to Mrs. Wood's dedication, hard work and longevity, the society has thrived and has grown into a successful community asset.
TheÂ society met for the first time on June 13, 2000, under her direction.Â As Mrs. Wood recruitedÂ helpÂ in developing the initial structure, she turned to Gay Read and others forÂ support.Â Wood spent countless hoursÂ researchingÂ our history, ensuring that herÂ vision for a Historical Society would become a reality.Â TheÂ patrons whoÂ populated the fourteen charter members included Bob & Donna Gayan, Paul And Virgie Potts, Sonny & Gay Read, Robert Crawford, Rosalie Gregg, John & Roberta Campbell, C.G. Skiles, Janice Peyton, and Miriam Vise.
The Society successfully dedicated the Veterans Park on Main Street in 2009 and plans to host a museum in the future.
The primary fundraising event is the Main Street Festival each year in the fall.
Bi-Monthly meetings are held the second Tuesday of odd months at the Paradise United Methodist Church, beginning at 7pm.Â The public is invited to attend.
Tuesday, Aug 31, 2021 at 1:00pm Central Time
Monday, Jul 26, 2021 at 1:00pm Eastern Time
Thursday, Jul 29, 2021 at 7:00pm Eastern Time
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