January 14, 2023 -- HAHA members got together for the annual board election and member meeting. We shared snacks, drinks, and good cheer before and after the meeting. HAHA will hold an online auction fundraiser with the donated services of McPherson Auction. Complete details, instructions, and photos are on the 2023 Auction Page here. January through mid-April, 2023 -- HAHA members will collect items for our upcoming fundraiser auction, sort the items into lots, describe, and photograph the items. What an enormous collection of treasures we have! March 18, 2023 -- An open house will be held to accept donations for the auction. April 19, 2023 -- The Auction will go live online and bidding will begin. April 21, 2023 -- An auction preview will take place from 2 pm to 6 pm. April 22, 2023 -- An auction preview will take place from 10 am to 4 pm. April 22, 2023 -- The online bidding will close between 6 and 7:30 pm. April 23, 2023 -- Auction items will be paid for and picked up between 10 am and 2 pm. Spring and Summer, 2023 -- HAHA is working to complete interior renovations so that we can have the Museum open for events. In 2022 the new oak stairway was built. This year the goals are installing heating and plumbing and electricity in the west half of the Museum, and paneling the walls to match the east half. We are looking forward to finally getting this work done, after delays caused by the pandemic and labor challenges.
August 2023 -- HAHA will have a booth at the Custer County Fair to display historical items (theme has not yet been decided). We will have local history books for sale as well as some greeting cards with drawings of the Hermosa Cemetery cannons and old barns/sheds found along Highway 79.
October 31, 2023 -- Community members of all ages are invited to stop by for Trick-or-Treat on the HAHA Museum porch, and received a candy treat. We'll have the traditional jack-o-lanterns and other spooky decorations. HAHA members enjoy seeing all the costumes
December, 2023 -- Will the HAHA Christmas Carnival be back? Last year the Carnival was held at the Hermosa Community Center (the old Trails West building at 122 Vilas Street), with food and games and Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus. HAHA members are discussing whether we have enough volunteers to give this event the effort it needs.