MMHS NEWS 
December 2019   
Part 2  
 
EMBRACE THE MANDARIN EXPERIENCE
Dear Friends,

How exciting it was to see this notice in the Florida Times-Union Editorial page after our 20th Annual Winter Celebration!



This year's event was one of the most memorable ever - due to the special program honoring Mandarin's World War II veterans.

Thank you so much to Dennis Short, Rob Mattson, Frank Cashman and William Hires, who served as Color Guards and placed the flags to open the program. Also to MMHS volunteers Janet Shelfer for her welcome and introduction of our event and to Paul Ghiotto for reminding us of why it is important to remember such events in history. And we loved the angelic voices of our young volunteers, Camille and Camiya Ferron as they sang the National Anthem and America the Beautiful.
 
Thank you especially to six World War II veterans who were honored during our "Mandarin Remembers Pearl Harbor" program: Wilma Arpen, Paul Dymond, Charlotte Leslein, Jim Snellen, Dan Stanley and George Waldoch.  
 
Our gratitude is also great for the volunteers of MMHS AND the volunteers of all the non-profit organizations that participated. This event is educational, fun and enriching because of your presence. A special thanks to the Rotary Club of Mandarin who kept our visitors safe crossing the road and to Bank of America volunteers who helped where needed.  
 
Please enjoy these photos taken by Gabriele Dempsey and Tracey and Sandy Arpen. We apologize that we didn't get photos of everything that was going on, but they certainly capture the breadth and spirit of the day.   
 
Mandarin Museum and the historic St. Joseph's Mission Schoolhouse for African American Children will be open every Saturday in December fro 9-4.
  


 



   
 

 



 


 



 
 

 






 







 






 

HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


The Mandarin Museum and the Schoolhouse are open on Saturdays from 9-4. All other historic buildings in Walter Jones Historical Park (11964 Mandarin Rd.) AND the Mandarin Store and PO (12471 Mandarin Rd.), are open from 10-2 on the first Saturday. Exceptions to this schedule are listed in the calendar above.

School field trips and youth or adult group tours are scheduled mostly during the week - by appointment. Call 268-0784 or email us at   to make a reservation.   
 
We always need more volunteers, as they are the backbone of our organization. If you would like more information CLICK HERE to email Paula Suhey, Volunteer Coordinator and she will give you a call and tell you all about the opportunities we have.  Information is also available by clicking HERE
  
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MISSION: Mandarin Museum & Historical Society shares the stories of Mandarin's history, culture and natural resources by providing engaging programs that educate, entertain and inspire.

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