Mu­seum fea­tur­ing archival pho­tos

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CENTREVILLE — The Queen Anne’s Mu­seum of Eastern Shore Life is con­tin­u­ing to fea­ture its col­lec­tion of archival pho­tos. The photo shown is two ele­phants and a camel be­ing wa­tered at a fire hy­drant on Belvedere Av­enue in Centreville c.1952.

A baseball ball­park was lo­cated at the south end of Belvedere Av­enue ad­ja­cent to the ceme­tery. Sev­eral semipro baseball teams and ma­jor­league farm teams played there.

A cir­cus would come to town oc­ca­sion­ally and set up at the ball­park. The cir­cus an­i­mals needed to be wa­tered, of course, and would pe­ri­od­i­cally be walked up Belvedere Av­enue to the fire hy­drant wheretheir wa­ter­ing buck­ets would be filled and the an­i­mals could drink their wa­ter.

The mu­seum is short of pho­tos from the north­ern and eastern parts of Queen Anne’s County and is ask­ing for peo­ple to help pro­vide them. Wanted are pho­tos of peo­ple, places and ac­tiv­i­ties in the ar­eas of Church Hill, Sudlersville, Bar­clay, Price, In­gle­side, Ruths­burg and oth­ers in that area from the 1800s through the 1960s.

The pho­tos pro­vided would be scanned so copies could be made and the originals would be promptly re­turned to the providers. Please con­tact the mu­seum at P. O. Box 525, Centreville, Md. 21617.

The mu­seum will be open to vis­i­tors from 1 to 4 p.m. on Satur­day, June 4. Ad­mis­sion is free of charge though do­na­tions are ap­pre­ci­ated. It is lo­cated at the Queen Anne’s County 4-H Park on Route 18 at Dulin Clark Rd. be­tween Centreville and Queen­stown.

CON­TRIB­UTED PHOTO

Two cir­cus ele­phants and a camel are shown be­ing wa­tered at a fire hy­drant on Belvedere Av­enue in Centreville c.1952. A cir­cus would oc­ca­sion­ally come to town and set up at the baseball ball­park lo­cated at the south end of Belvedere Av­enue, ad­ja­cent to the ceme­tery. The cir­cus an­i­mals would fre­quently be walked up to the fire hy­drant to pro­vide them wa­ter.

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