Celebrating 40 years!
The FIRST Township in Allegheny County
A wonderful time was had as we celebrated our first Speaker Series of the year for the Moon Township Historical Society last night starring Andrew and Daleen Nimick. The event took place in Robin Hill Park's Nimick mansion, and it was great to hear such wonderful first-hand accounts of life there, from Andrew, recalling holidays past at his Grandparents' 52- acre home that was donated to Moon Township decades ago.
The delightful couple, Daleen & Andrew Nimick
Two tables in the dining room area were set up with many photographs and genealogy charts for visitors to view before and after the formal presentation.
Lora Dobromsky and Daleen overlook some of the many photo albums in the Nimick collection. Lora was our hostess last night, filling in for Amy Ottavieri who had to be at another function. Daleen Nimick was sharing with all of us the well-documented files of the family. Note the lovely embroidered tablecloth that represents a lot of hours of dedicated work.
Jerry Andres sisgns the MTHS guest registry as Patricia and Don Maloney look on. Don is the Treasurer of MTHS and can be seen at Robin Hill frequently with the Moon Township Garden Club, especially at Christmas time.
Both Mary Ellen and MTHS President Earl Edwards, flanking Leslie Persin at the wine and cheese "party" afterwards, were delighted to learn that the former Moon resident currently residing in Michigan, coordinated her trip home to see her Mom, with the MTHS meeting at Robin Hill. Now, that's what we call dedication! Salute! Leslie said she learned of the meeting on the Old Moon Township Historical Society page on Facebook maintained by Debby Kennedy a former teacher at Moon.
While other guests were still perusing the other rooms and memorabilia, this group gathered in the aromatic kitchen, savoring the hot bread, and imbibing with the wine and cheese before bidding farewell to a wonderful evening. Each one of these folks contributed in some way to making the evening so unique, sharing their tales and insights of the family, home and grounds!
(Rose Gantner donated the beautiful patriotic wreath with bald eagle and American flag in the background to the home last night....)
One last laugh for for the end of a great time with that last glass of wine!
Thank you again to two great leaders interested in helping children and humanitarian relief including Health Care, Clean Water, Facilities and Disasters. They believe in economic empowerment, education, human rights and poverty alleviation. In other words, they share Godly values.
The 24 room home of +Francis and +Mary Spencer Nimick was built in the early 1920's where the famous couple raised 6 children and many grandchildren, and of whom, Andrew, the youngest (perhaps the most delightful and precocious!) spoke to the Moon Township Historical Society as part of the first Speaker Series for 2016. By all acounts, if was a most delightful evening!
Daleen points to the twins, with George (Gus) on the right hand side, her father-in-law.
David Nimick, well known humanitarian in Sewickley, is shown behind George in this photo.
By: Milana (Mim) Karlo Bizic
Thank you to all for attending the wonderful evening last night, and a special "Thank you!" to our guest presenters, Andrew and Daleen Nimick. How grateful we are to Amy Ottavieri, for suggesting them to head our first Speaker Series of the 2016 year.
Daleen and Andrew created such a warm atmosphere for the meeting as we smelled delicious bread cooking in the kitchen, viewed many photos in albums along with genealogy charts, saw a lovely slide presentation, and played musical trivia games like the grandchildren gathered home for the holidays in the home did.
We enjoyed listening to the EXTREMELY talented Andrew Nimick as he took us on an imaginary journey in time through each room of the house. We could almost "hear" the children's laughter and their parents'/grandparents' joy.
Andrew and Daleen are co-founders of Global Networks of Independent Missions, Inc. and just recently successfully helped raised money for a much-needed Trauma Center in India.
It was a delightful evening of learning and beautiful fellowship.
Andrew and Brian. Brian rarely misses a meeting, and I'm sure he was glad he came!
By the time Andrew finished talking, his jacket was off and we all felt part of the Nimick family!
More about Robin Hill Park and Rentals here. See beautiful photos of the inside, outside of the home and grounds
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