Museum seeks QA County archival photos, artifacts
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 fourth-graders 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.