This month we'd like to feature the Tucker Historical Society as our Citizen of the Month. It is through their hard work at preservation and their long familial history that the story of Tucker will be remembered. As the guardians of Tucker’s history, they are of utmost importance for the community’s future as well and as humans we learn from our past and adjust to advancements in technology and science. There is a well-known quote from philosopher George Santayana, “Those that cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” It is Tucker Historical Society’s mission to never forget.
The Tucker Historical Society started as an ad-hoc committee of Tucker Civic Association in 2001 and eventually reorganized as its own non-profit organization in 2004. As a body they are dedicated to learning, understanding and sharing Tucker’s history. They raise community historical awareness through the preservation of Tucker’s history and sharing resources.
Throughout the years they have hosted several community-wide events to raise money for the preservation of Browning Courthouse and helped to raise money for Johns Homestead. They host an annual Plant Swap & Share, the Tucker Historical Society’s Garden Tour, and Browning Courthouse Day. The Society recognizes the anniversary of the Tucker community as June 25, 1892 when the US Postal Service appointed the community’s first Postmaster, Alpheus Chewning. In celebration of the 125th Anniversary of Alpheus’s installation, the Tucker Historical Society, in partnership with the Friends of Tucker Parks, hosted a great celebration at the Tucker Recreation Center, current placement of Browning Courthouse, that included local artists, music and a hotdog eating contest!
Tucker Historical Society’s board and volunteers dedicate their spare time and love to the community and preservation of Tucker. We are thankful for their commitment to our past in the hopes for our future.