Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Looking for a Little Help

The Versailles Area Historical Society is always working on improving our displays and new ones as well. While we do consider permanent gifts for our collection, with limited storage, we are also happy to accept items on loan as well.

Below you will find some things we are looking for that you might have.

We are currently looking for a 1950’s china cabinet, and simple accessories that might be found in a 1950’s living room. We are also looking for a variety of old Christmas decorations and photos from around the area to feature in a display about a “Hometown Christmas”.

In order to recreate “Toy Land” from Martin’s Department Store, we are in need of original 1940’s through 1970’s toys on loan to the museum. We are also looking for Christmas cards/letters/ or samples of what you might have mailed to our troops over the years during this season to add to our “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” display for our awesome military room.

We are looking for artifacts from the former Buckeye Overhaul Company. We are especially looking for items that were made or used to make their products.

Anyone with pictures of reconstruction following the town fire of 1901 or documents, journals, or diary entries that reference the fire are needed for coping. We are especially looking for family stories and items from this tragedy to place on loan.

We are hoping for items from sports and band through the years, especially the early years of football and basketball as well as early marching band years. Also memorabilia from our baseball history is needed.

While we are planning ahead we are beginning our search for Poultry Days costumes worn by Miss Chick contestants as well as Little Miss Chick outfits for that spring display.

You may contact Deb Pohl at 423-1106 or Jim Kelch at 467-1585 if you have items to share. We want to begin these changes on November 5th.

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