West Point Area Historical Society


First Members of The West Point Area Historical Society

 The first few gatherings of the society were in members homes.
Above, at Pine Crest Farm: Charleen (Chrisler) Richmond, Karon (Kohn) Hamilton, Della (Endres) Ryan,
Patti (Gottschall) Schuknecht, Joan (Miller) Ryan, Carol (Grant) Troestler, and Chris (Coyle) Ryan


 Our first official meeting at the old Town Hall:
Karon Hamilton, Charleen Richmond, Chris Ryan, Joan Ryan, Della Ryan, Patti Schuknecht

After getting together in homes for some time, the first official Informational Meeting of these West Point history buffs was held on January 17th, 2001, followed by several enjoyable gatherings with Show and Tell of old-time photographs being the programs. That fall, complications in the lives of those who had been the spear-heads caused a hiatus of about a year, but efforts began again with an important Decision Making Meeting called by Joan and Patti, held on October 23, 2002. The decision was to keep going!

The West Point Town Board has been very supportive of our fledgling West Point Area Historical Society, even arranging for us to operate under the newly formed West Point Area Historical Commission. Officers are elected every year during the Annual Meeting held in May and all eligible society members can vote.


Mary Ann Johnson (President)
Emily Carncross (Vice President)
Sharon Richmond (Secretary)
Della Ryan (Treasurer)

GENEALOGIST: Patti Gottschall Schuknecht

Contact us: historical@townofwestpoint.us