Monday, July 21, 2008

An Historical Society With Its Own Building?

A few years ago Councilman Scott Galvin enlisted me and a few others to start the North Miami Historical Society. This isn't it! We meet monthly but don't have our own place. We'd love to have our own dedicated building. We went around and saw what other Historical Societies were doing. I think that this was in Hollywood, FL, but I'm not really sure. I need to make better notes or maybe write these captions closer to the time that I do the photographs.

Anyway, they have their very own building! They have photographs from esarly in the twentieth century framed on the walls. They have shelves full of books, photographs, documents, and records. It's all in a semblance of order. It gave us some ideas as to how we might make better use of our own archives. At least we get to display things at the library from time to time.

Having our own building would give us a more visible presense in the community. It might cause some folks to donate more memorabilia to the collection, and we should be making a greater effort to record the memories of some of those old timers who are still around.

I bet they're all drooling over the prospect that I might print up a few hundred photos of things and events from the 60's, 70's, and 80's. For now they're going to have to be satisfied with down loading and printing out various postings on The Price Of Silver.



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