HIDDEN COLLECTIONS INITIATIVE FOR PENNSYLVANIA SMALL ARCHIVAL REPOSITORIES:
THE RESULTS SO FAR…
Join the Delaware County Preservation Network on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 7pm in County Council Chambers in the Media Courthouse, side entrance, for this free event. Come out to this program and find out how to participate. And if your are not a site or a society, come out and find out how to access and use this great resource. Doors open at 6:30pm. Meter parking is free and plentiful at this time of night. The Hidden Collections Initiative Program is just the ticket you have been looking for! Refreshments will be served! https://www.facebook.com/events/1004076339621667
Every local historical society and site has interesting history stored away in boxes at their site...photos, documents, memorabilia, etc. Wouldn't it be cool if someone got funding from a huge foundation and sent professional archivists out to each site to survey them, make finding aids, put them all in a central searchable date base and then issued a FREE report to each participating site recommending how they can better organize and preserve what each site has? Yes, that would be cool! AND it is happening!
Now is the time to get onboard and take advantage of this rare opportunity before the funding dries up.
Local Historian and long time Delaware County collector, Keith Lockhart will display some rare items from his collection, including "The Society for the Prevention of Horse Thieves" in Haverford and Radnor Township in the 1850's plus more. Keith will be displaying his items at 64:5 sharp and give a 5 minute talk before the main talk starts