Shadow Box Display
Excerpt City Council
Meeting Monday, 01/13/14
by Calli Price 01/14/14 CT
A special presentation was made during
Monday's city council meeting. A shadow box display honoring Chief
Maurice Dorney that has been on display at City Hall was presented to Museum President Marvin Holcer to be
displayed in the Grand River Historical Society Museum.
Chief Dorney served the City of Chillicothe for 48 years in the police
department. Dorney's badge, pistol and key to the old jail facility in the
basement of City Hall are included in the shadow box, along with a
photograph of him and a memorandum written as a tribute to him for serving
The shadow box had previously been on display in City Hall, but Holcer
asked the city for the opportunity to display it in the museum. City
Auditor Theresa Kelly, Dorney's granddaughter, asked her extended family
for their thoughts, and they agreed that the museum could display it.
"We thought that would be a good place for
it," Kelly said.
The city signed an agreement loaning the shadow box to the museum, and
Kelly presented the item to Holcer. "On behalf of the museum,
I'm going to say thank you," Holcer said. "We have been planning on where we want to
put it." Once Holcer presents the agreement to the museum board at their
quarterly meeting tonight (Tuesday), he will then sign the agreement
allowing for the shadow box to be placed in the museum.