New objects, artifacts add to rich experience at Rome Historical Society

Published Jul 17, 2018 at 4:00pm

On Thursday at 7 p.m., the Rome Historical Society, 200 Church St., will host “Growing the Collection,” a program featuring books, photographs and other objects that have been donated recently to the society.

These tangible pieces of Rome’s past provide useful reminders of where we have been as a community and how we have gotten to where we are now.

Among the many historically significant items that museum educator Patrick Reynolds will share with visitors include never-before-seen images from the Peter Leonard Glass Plate Negative Collection, rare and unique Revere ware as well as some 19th century furniture, the society has announced.

The RHS permanent collection consists of more than 40,000 objects, preserved in 8,400 square feet of climate controlled storage. In addition, the society’s William E. Scripture Research Library is home to more than 10,000 archived books, documents, photographs and paper records that aid genealogists, residents and historians alike. 

Ours is a rich history, well worth preserving — made all the more enjoyable when shared.