Mu­seum seek­ing pho­tos and ar­ti­facts from the 1800s through the 1960s

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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.

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