The history of the Potomac Lily Society as reflected in its early bulletins and show schedules.

A peek at the history of the Potomac Lily Society

The Potomac Lily Society was organized in February 1957: that means we were 57 years old in February 2014!    A brief note in the Yearbook of the 1958 North American Lily Society announced our birth, but there were few other details. Thanks to Ron Chibotta we now have access to some of the documents which trace our first years.  Ron was the first editor of the society’s newsletter, and from those first editions we learn a bit more about the early years. It was Carey Quinn who spearheaded that first meeting which resulted in the organization of the society.

In that first lily bulletin we learn that our second show was held in 1960; was the first show in 1959?

Thanks to Ron Chiabotta for giving us access to his collection of bulletins and show schedules.

There are gaps in the listing: if you have a "lily box" which might contain old bulletins or show schedules you are willing to share, please get in touch with Jim McKenney.

Click on the hyperlinks below to see the named items.

 Early Bulletins

Potomac Lily Bulletin Fall 1960 pp 1 and 4

Potomac Lily Bulletin Fall 1960 pp 2and 3

Potomac Lily Bulletin Summer 1961 pp 1 and 4

Potomac Lily Bulletin Summer 1961 pp 2 and 3

Potomac Lily Bulletin Fall 1961 pp 1 and 4

Potomac Lily Bulletin Fall 1961 pp 2 and 3

Potomac Lily Bulletin Winter 1961 pp 1 and 4

Potomac Lily Bulletin Winter 1961 pp 2 and 3

Show schedule 1967 obverse

Show schedule 1967 reverse

Show schedule 1968 obverse

Show schedule 1968 reverse

Show schedule 1969 marked up for 1970 obverse

Show schedule 1969 marked up for 1970 reverse

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Show schedule 2011 both sides