Mu­seum seeks archival pho­tos, ar­ti­facts

Record Observer - - Arts & Entertainment -

CEN­TRE­VILLE — The Queen Anne’s Mu­seum of East­ern Shore Life is look­ing to ex­pand its col­lec­tion of archival pho­tos and ar­ti­facts from times past in Queen Anne’s County. The mu­seum board mem­bers are re­quest­ing that any­one with pho­tos of peo­ple, places or ac­tiv­i­ties in Queen Anne’s County from the 1800s through the 1960s al­low the mu­seum to make copies of those pho­tos for dis­play in the mu­seum. The orig­i­nals would be promptly re­turned to the own­ers.

One spe­cial ex­hibit be­ing planned is recog­ni­tion of those folks in the Queen Anne’s County area who par­tic­i­pated in the mil­i­tary dur­ing World War II and the mu­seum is re­quest­ing that peo­ple with pho­tos of fam­ily mem­bers in uni­form al­low the mu­seum to make copies of those pho­tos as well.

On Thursday, June 1, the fourth­graders from Sudlersville El­e­men­tary School went on a field trip to the Cen­tre­ville area and vis­ited the mu­seum. About 70 stu­dents plus chap­er­ones vis­ited. The most pop­u­lar ex­hibit for the kids was the an­tique type­writer col­lec­tion. The kids were fas­ci­nated by the work­ing of the print­ing arms when the but­tons were pressed.

The mu­seum would like to ex­pand its col­lec­tion of an­tique type­writ­ers and other of­fice equip­ment and re­quests that any­one with this type of old equip­ment who would like to get rid of it do­nate it to the mu­seum.

The mu­seum will be open to vis­i­tors from 1 to 4 p.m. on Satur­day, July 1. Ad­mis­sion is free, though do­na­tions are sin­cerely ap­pre­ci­ated.

The mu­seum is lo­cated at the 4-H Park (county fair­grounds) on state Route 18 at Dulin Clark Road be­tween Cen­tre­ville and Queen­stown.

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