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Duca recognized by IXL Museum for service

June 27, 2009
The Daily News


The Board of Directors of the IXL Museum in Hermansville recognized Dorothy Duca of Hermansville for more than 25 years of dedication to the IXL museum.

Duca was at the first meeting to organize the Museum and has continued to be regularly involved since 1982. Every Saturday since the museum opened, Dorothy would guide people on the three floors and basement of the Museum. She was very knowledgeable of the place as she worked for the IXL and Furblo companies as receptionist, secretary and in bookkeeping before working at the Pinecrest Medical Facility.

Her family history with the lumber mill goes back to 1880 when her grandfather, Martin Anderson, moved to Hermansville and became one the town's first residents and also the blacksmith for the company. Her father, William Anderson, was the head saw filer at IXL all of his life.

Duca served as secretary for the museum. When an opening for the presidency of the Board of Directors became available, she and Bob Meintz shared this position. Duca would be acting president during the summer months and Meintz took over during the winter months.

Duca received a plaque with her picture on it and there was also a small reception held afterwards at the museum.



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