Custer Battlefield Historical & Museum Association


CBHMA President’s Message Winter 2018

Ted Heath, President


Photo by Sue Heath    

           Annual Meeting Plans Set;

            Board Candidates Sought


Hope this finds everyone well and rested up for the new Year ahead and looking forward to this year's gathering in Montana.

There's a lot of information to digest, so let's get to it.

Our field trip is shaping up nicely for Deer Medicine Rock. Since we were last there, it has been designated a a national historic landmark. At this time we are lining up great interpretive guides (more on that later). We will also visit some campsites along the way. Please get your reservations in early so that we can reserve enough buses. The weekend sig-up sheet is in this issue.

It is also time to think about throwing your hat in the ring to run for the Board of Directors. We have three openings to fill for this election. More information on running for the board is at the bottom of this president's message. You must submit your name by March 2, 2018, so please give it serious consideration. Take it from me, a veteran member of the board, it's a fund and rewarding experience.

Now for some good news on our books. We give a big thank you to Ron Nichols for his work on the 2017 symposium book. Due to his efforts, it is now available for purchase in our book order guide.

On another note regarding our book orders, our distribution center in Colorado closed but we were fortunate to find another great distributor in the same area. Unfortunately the transition took longer than anticipated and some orders were delayed. We apologize and thank you for your patience. If you placed an order and have not received the order, please let us know so we can track it down.

Thank you to our members for renewing their memberships in a timely manner. Michele Noyes and I have also noticed an uptick of members notifying us of address changes. It make our job easier and helps ensure you don't miss out on any Dispatch or Greasy Grass issues.

Garry Owen, 



Calling all Candidates


Candidates are now being sought to fill three open positions (three year terms) on the CBHMA Board of Directors.

Candidates must be members in good standing for at least one year prior to the election and have no vested financial interest in the CBHMA.

Submit a candidate's statement of no more than 250 words and a portrait photo by March 1, 2018 to:

Ted Heath, CBMHA President

 478 Sailfish Drive, Hiawatha, IA 52233-1036