The Rome Historical Society (RHS) is set to present “Growing the Collection” a special program featuring items recently donated to the Society, on Thursday, July 19th at 7 pm.
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.
RHS Museum Educator, Patrick Reynolds, will shows off some of the most historically significant objects to have found a home at RHS in recent years. Some of these include never before seen images from the Peter Leonard Glass Plate Negative Collection, rare and unique Revere ware, 19th century furniture, and more.
The permanent collection of RHS consists of more than 40,000 objects, carefully 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 curious genealogists, property owners, and historians alike.
The Rome Historical Society is located at 200 Church Street, Rome. For more information, call (315) 336-5870, or visit their website.