Bay Village Historical Society president honored

Bay Village Historical Society President Catherine Flament, shown leading a tour of Lakeside Cemetery, has been honored by the local DAR chapter. Photo by Denny Wendell

Historical Society President Catherine Flament was recognized for her effort and support in the rejuvenation of the flower beds surrounding the Osborn House and the entrance sign for Rose Hill Museum.

Bay Village's Martha Devotion Huntington Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution presented Flament with a Community Service Award certificate and pin for her dedication and time directed toward the culmination of this project. This presentation was at the Nov. 17 meeting of the Historical Society.

The garden had been neglected and without a specific plan for many years. Flament received advice, financial support and the assistance of Girl Scout Troop 70769 in the total community effort of this project.

She organized expert gardeners, the Herb Guild Garden Club and the Girl Scouts, along with their leader, parents and many supporters. Countless hours were spent analyzing the deteriorated state of the flower beds. A master plan was drawn up, the Scouts researched native plants and the planting was done in the spring of 2017. The Scouts were careful not to disturb the 30 daffodils planted the previous fall by the Daughters of the American Revolution.

The beds are carefully labeled and currently dormant. The Rose Hill Museum and Osborn House are decorated for the holiday season and will be open Sundays from 2-4:30 p.m. until Dec. 17.

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Volume 9, Issue 22, Posted 11:52 AM, 11.21.2017