Howard E. Sabin will be honored as the Geneva Historical Society's Volunteer of the Year in ceremonies as part of the annual dinner, starting at 6 p.m., Wednesday, May 31 at the Ramada Inn Geneva Lakefront.
Sabin and his wife, Susan joined the Historical Society in 1984, and have been involved with a variety of activities since then, with leadership roles including 11 years on the board of trustees, as assistant treasurer, chairman of the Fund for Historic Geneva Committee, and chairman of the Property Committee. He now serves on the Finance, Property, and Collections committees.
He has painted gallery walls, done repair work at all of the society’s properties, and done research in the archives. For the recently opened Discovery Room, Sabin designed and constructed the temporary walls, fabricated the wooden activities, and assisted an artist with the mounting of the timeline mural.
He is also treasurer of the Seneca Yacht Club, historian for Trinity Episcopal Church and handyman for the Linden Exchange.
In celebration of Geneva’s Bicentennial, the program for the dinner will be “Highlights of Geneva’s 200-Year History,” presented by retiring Society Director Charles Bauder and Curator John Marks. Items from the 1957 Time Capsule will also be on display.
The evening will begin with a social hour at 6 p.m.; dinner will be served at 6:45 p.m., with a short business meeting highlighting the year’s activities. Officers and trustees will also be elected.
For details on the dinner or getting tickets, which are $25-$30 per person, depending on meal choice, call (315) 789-5151 or visit http://www.genevahistoricalsociety.com/Press%20Releases.htm#Release%206 by Thursday, May 25.