The Midlothian Area Historical Society has extended its charter membership drive through the first quarter of 2008.

Interested citizens are being asked to take this opportunity to be a part of a group seeking to preserve, research and record the history of Midlothian.

“We want people who are interested in the history of Midlothian to join us,” Society member Ken Howard said at a recent meeting of the Midlothian Rotary Club. “We have members who have lived here all their life, we have members who went to school here and moved away and we have newcomers, too.

“We are in the organizational stage and we can use your talent and knowledge,” said Howard. “Midlothian has a rich heritage that has shaped our community. We want to preserve that heritage and tell others about it.”

The society is looking for create a list of projects and plans for the upcoming year and is urging the commun ity to get in on the ground floor.

Annual dues to become a member of the Historical Society are $20.

The Midlothian Area Historical Society will host their regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. March 6, at the Presbyterian Church on the corner of 4th street and Main.

For more information about the society, contact Corresponding Secretary Margaret Hill at 972-723-3908.

The Midlothian Area Historical Society meets the first Thursday of every month.