Museum seeking photos and artifacts from the 1800s through the 1960s
CENTREVILLE — The Queen Anne’s Museum of Eastern Shore Life is seeking additional photos and artifacts to display and requests that anyone with items of potential interest contact the museum. The museum would like to acquire more photos from the 1800s through the 1960s showing people, places or activities in Queen Anne’s County. If people have such photos available, the museum would make copies of the photos and return the originals to the owners immediately. Artifacts could be loaned to the museum for display for one season then returned to the owner at the end of the season.
The museum is currently in the process of installing several new exhibits. One of those new exhibits features the career and accomplishments of the late John W. Selby, recognizing his contributions to the youth of Queen Anne’s County in the area of sports and education. That exhibit is nearly complete.
Another exhibit being planned is to feature those people with Queen Anne’s County connections who served in the U. S. military forces during World War II. The museum is still requesting that people with photos of those family members in uniform allow the museum to make copies of those photos for display. The originals would be promptly returned to the owners.
The museum will be open to the public from 1 until 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 6. There is no admission fee though donations are sincerely appreciated.
Private tours of the museum are available free of charge to school groups or other organizations at any time. Simply call Bill Lampman at 410-758-2137 to arrange a convenient date and time.
The museum is located at the Queen Anne’s County 4-H Park (County fairgrounds) on state route 18 at Dulin Clark Road, between Centreville and Queenstown.