Historical and Genealogy Gems Saved from the Dump
Over the past years I have cleaned out the homes of several family members. All of the homes had been occupied for almost fifty years or more. A few of the homes had been the residence of several generations of the family. In all instances the person’s home was full of what many would consider “junk”. Before having everything hauled to the dump, I cleaned out the homes and was able to preserve numerous artifacts that documented the history of various institutions in the community. I decided to share some of the items in a blog post as a reminder of how we all can take an active role in preserving local history. I plan to donate the items to various archives and historical societies in the community.
People’s Congregational Church
District of Columbia Public Schools
District of Columbia Fire Department
DC Youth Orchestra Program