Following social distancing rules, the Crosslake Area Historical Society board of directors, under the leadership of President Kate Williams, met recently outside at the Historic Log Village to discuss various important topics.

The board hopes to open the Village this year and will take whatever steps are necessary to ensure the safety of all visitors and volunteers, according to a news release. The board agreed to follow the directives of the Corps of Engineers and the governor when making the decision to open for the summer 2020 season.

Guest Kyung Endres was introduced to the group. She has extensive experience working with groups in their efforts to obtain monetary grants. The board voted to engage her services to help with securing financial awards. Preserving the Historic Log Village for future generations is central to the mission of the Historical Society and funds are needed for this endeavor. Future projects include the building of additional exhibit and storage space to the Livery.

The event committee has plans for a back porch series of historical programs planned during the summer season and hopes to go forward with them depending on the permission to open the Village for the summer season.