Phyllis Horton, longtime curator of the Dennis Historical Society, will give a hands-on informative talk Saturday, February 22, at 2 pm at Dennis Memorial Library about how she selects items for the ever-growing DHS collection of locally significant 17th - 20th century artifacts, paintings, photographs, and primary sources.
Criteria for accepting items for the collection will be outlined, as will explanations for appropriateness for inclusion in the Maritime Museum Collection at the West Dennis Graded School House, the Josiah Dennis Manse Collection, the Theophilus Baker House and Barn Collection at Jericho Historical Center, and the DHS Archive Collection at the West Dennis Library. Selected items already in the collection will be displayed and discussed.
Ms. Horton is particularly interested in meeting Dennis-area residents who currently own items from Dennis history—those who may wish to donate tangible aspects of their family history to DHS now, as well as those who have ancestral heirlooms they do not wish to part with at this time—as she continues to catalogue important items of local historical consequence dating back to the first settlers in the late 1630s.
Dennis Memorial Library is located at 1020 Old Bass River Road. Admission to this event is free.