Newly donated items featured at Rome Historical Society

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The Rome Historical Society, 200 Church St., will host “Growing the Collection,” a program featuring items recently donated to the society, at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Every year dozens of people donate books, photographs and other objects to local historical societies and museums so that these tangible pieces of the past can be preserved for future generations.

Join museum educator Patrick Reynolds as he shows off some of the most historically significant objects to have found a home at the Society in recent years.

Some of these include never-before-seen images from the Peter Leonard Glass Plate Negative Collection, rare and unique Revere ware and 19th century furniture.

The 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, property owners and historians alike. 

“As it is the mission of the Rome Historical Society to actively research, collect, preserve, and present, we continue to cultivate our collection as we have been doing since 1936,” said Arthur L. Simmons III, executive director.

For more information, call 315-336-5870, like them on Facebook or visit www.romehistoricalsociety.org.

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