It was 30 years ago that the Daly Mansion faced a crossroads. A dedicated group was determined to save the historic building as a feature of the valley. It had been closed away for decades.

A public auction of the interior furniture was held, and though many of the furnishings went out of the area, a local fund had been created to save many items.

Those days will be recounted by Daly Mansion volunteer Don Erdman at Saturday's Spring Speakers Series March 25 at the Trophy Room of the Daly Mansion.

The 10 a.m. free lecture will draw upon the archive collections at the mansion.

However, space is limited and you're asked to call in advance and reserve your space at 363-6004 - extension 4#.

By the way, a "Volunteer Faire" will be held Wednesday morning at the mansion. You can find out what volunteer opportunities there are both inside and outside the historic building. There are openings at the gift shop, tour guide program and gardens. The fair will be from 10 a.m. to 12 noon March 29.