The Chestnut Hill Historical Society has announced its slate of board and officer nominees. Returning board members include Jeanne Connolly, Patricia Marian Cove, Dennis F. Meyer, Cecile Mihalich, Frank Niepold, and J. Randolph Williams (Randy).

Joining them in standing for first-time election are Barbara Olson, Amanda Rice and Mary Sue Welsh. The society is also pleased to announce the mid-term appointments of Martha Kennedy and Richard S. Snowden to fill one year vacancies.

Running for officer positions are Randy Williams, President; Karren DeSeve, Executive Vice President; Kim Yetter, Treasurer; Carolyn Adams, Secretary; Monika Hemmers, Vice-President of Programs and Community Outreach; Patricia Marian Cove, Vice-President of Preservation; and Richard L. Brown, Vice-President of Easements.

Members in good standing may also nominate additional directors with a nominating petition signed by 10 percent of society members and submitted on or before Monday, Oct. 7. The nomination slate of board of directors will be voted on at the society’s Annual Meeting and Lecture on Sunday, Oct. 27, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the SCH Academy, Wissahickon Room, 500 West Willow Grove Avenue.

After the business meeting, William Whitaker, collections manager of Architectural Archives Facilities at the University of Pennsylvania will give a talk on contemporary Chestnut Hill architecture. Light refreshments will follow.

Both the Annual Meeting and the lecture are free and open to the public. For any questions regarding the nomination slate or other matters, please contact Executive Director Jennifer S. Hawk at 215-247-0417, ext. 201 or at

The Chestnut Hill Historical Society, a Land Trust Accreditation Commission accredited organization, has been preserving and nurturing the historical, physical, and cultural resources of Chestnut Hill and surrounding communities for over 40 years. Specifically, its easement program protects more than 76 acres and 12 historic facades; its archive is open to the public 5 days a week with over 21,000 items documenting Chestnut Hill’s architectural and social history, and the Chestnut Hill Historical Society’s resource center caters to the unique needs of owners of historic homes.

The society has documented more than 2,200 structures in Chestnut Hill, resulting in the area’s designation as a National Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places. More info at

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