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I took this picture of Hugh in 1997 for the Guild's interview project. Laurey-Faye Dean and I traveled throughout the Guild's nine-state region interviewing and documenting members who made strong contributions of time and talent to the Guild, and the craft world in general.
I took this picture of Hugh in 1997 for the Guild's interview project. Laurey-Faye Dean and I traveled throughout the Guild's nine-state region interviewing and documenting members who made strong contributions of time and talent to the Guild, and the craft world in general.

Member since 1959

What a wonderful feeling to have a Fresh New Year ahead of us! Here in the Guild's 90th year, there are many goals we can accomplish. One thing in particular we can do is to expand our knowledge of the Guild's history while we educate the public about our amazing organization. We can expand our creativity by constantly bringing forth new ideas. As part of a changing world, we cannot stand still but must work together to continue the Guild's mission and purpose. From the very beginning in 1930, the Southern Highland Craft Guild has had a strong focus on education. Webster's Dictionary (did you know that the Guild's founder, Frances Goodrich, was the great-granddaughter of Noah Webster?) defines education as 'disciipline of mind through instruction'. Celebrating the Guild's 90th anniversary is a wonderful opportunity to promote the organization and educate the public about not only our grand history but what we are accomplishing now and what we hope to bring to the Southern Appalachian region in the future. I would like to hear your ideas on how best to use the 90th anniversary as a platform for promotion and education. What do you think? email me at [email protected]

Hugh designed this fair poster for the Guild in 1970. He also designed ads and brochures, always donating his time to the organization.
Hugh designed this fair poster for the Guild in 1970. He also designed ads and brochures, always donating his time to the organization.

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