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West Nassau Historical Society announces upcoming events

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January 14, 2020

The West Nassau Historical Society is a registered 501c3 nonprofit dedicated to preserving and promoting Nassau County’s history and culture and is entrusted in the upkeep of the historic late Victorian-style Callahan Train Depot. They are also an active member and received support from Arts and Culture Nassau, a county-wide organization dedicated to promoting the arts in Nassau County. To become a sponsor or for more details on entering the show or becoming a volunteer visit our web site www.wnhsfl.org, call 904-879-3406, or like us on Facebook. The Historical Society is always looking for new members and volunteers to help us promote our county’s rich and diverse history and to put on historical and cultural events such as these.

West Nassau Historical Society Seeks Nassau County Artists plus Middle and High School Students for the Upcoming “Nassau Art at the Callahan Depot” Show
January 25, 2020

The West Nassau Historical Society is actively seeking artists and high school students from Nassau County to participate in their 8th annual Nassau Art at the Callahan Depot (NACD) art show. The judged event is designed to showcase the many talented adult artists as well as middle and high school art students who reside in Nassau County, Florida. The art exhibit will be held inside the historic Callahan Train Depot located at 45383 Dixie Avenue on Saturday, January 25, 2020.

The quaint ambiance of the 139 year-old station and museum offers the perfect venue for county artists to display their works while giving the public a chance to check out many historic photos and artifacts on display inside the depot. Artists are also encouraged to bring more of their art works to sell to the public during the show in an area of the depot that will be designated as the “art store”. The all-volunteer nonprofit hopes all Nassau County artists will visit their web site www.wnhsfl.org for entry applications and art show information. Deadline for entering is Friday, January 17, 2020. The group also encourages Nassau County middle and high school students to contact the Historical Society or their art teacher for a student entry form.

 Prizes will be awarded to the adult artists with the best art work in three categories: painting, photography, and 3-D art. The public attending the NACD event will also be given a chance to vote for their favorite art work with that artist receiving a People’s Choice award. Another judged category will cover artwork from high school students who attend school or study at home in Nassau County. Gift cards and other prizes will be awarded to the top winners of each category.

The NACD art show is open to the public from 10 AM to 2:30 PM, with a one hour break from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM to allow for the art entries to be judged. During this intermission the Historical Society will host a luncheon for the artists, students and sponsors inside the iconic 1881 train station annex. The Callahan Train Depot will then reopen to the public at 1:30 PM with refreshments and the awards ceremony. Admission to the 8th edition of the NACD art show is free but donations are always appreciated.

West Nassau Historical Society Announces Three Winter Classes for Seniors Aged 55 and Over

The West Nassau Historical Society is pleased to announce the offering of a series of art classes for seniors ages 55 and over to be held this Winter. Each class will be conducted inside the historic Callahan Train Depot at 45383 Dixie Avenue from 10 am to 12 noon on Tuesday February 4th, 11th and 18th. The climax of the art sessions will be a public reception and exhibit of the seniors’ art work on Saturday, February 22nd at 6 pm. A nominal fee of $10 per class or $25 for all three will be charged to defray the cost of the art supplies.

Classes will be taught by Historical Society director Elizabeth Karoly, a retired professor of art from the New York state school system. Ms. Karoly earned her Master of Fine Arts degree from Long Island University in NY. She also served on the faculty of Long Island University, Stony Brook University, and Nassau Community College, Long Island. Her art has been exhibited extensively in the New York area.

Class sizes are limited so preregistration is required. A registration form is available from the West Nassau Historical Society website www.wnhsfl.org or by calling 904.879.3406.

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