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Town Of Orleans Looking For Historical Items
Updated April 23, 2014 6:26 AM
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(ORLEANS) - The newly established historical collection for the town of Orleans has received a large number of items in conjunction with plans for the town's bicentennial in 2015.

Orleans Town Clerk Robert F. Henderson said items donated will become a part of a special permanent and rotating display of historic items at the town hall all relating to the daily life of Orleans down through its 200 years of history.

Henderson said some items being sought for the collection include any type of film, old period photographs, letters, vintage postcards, books, newspapers and clippings, documents, items related to the early families or individuals, obits, advertising items from old-time businesses, and memorabilia associated with the Monon, the war years, community leaders, schools, churches, civic groups, political items, fire and police links and the post office.

Donated items will become property of the town's historic collection and will be properly catalogued, exhibited or conserved. Old photos can be scanned and returned. Call 865-9930 or email if you have items.

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