Fly Creek Historical Society
Celebrates 25th Anniversary
FLY CREEK – The Fly Creek Historical Association today celebrated its 25th anniversary, whose origins are credited to Florence Michaels, who served as first president in 1988.
An Otsego County native, Oneonta Normal School graduate and career-long teacher, beginning in a one-room schoolhouse, the society credits her continuing interest in education with the society’s founding. In addition to serving as first president, she wrote the association’s bylaws.
Other presidents present today included the current one, Sherlee Rathbone, as well as Peter Martin, the third president, who served five terms, and Jim Atwell, who was president in the late ’90s, when the society acquired the former Grange Hall as its headquarters.