CASTINE — The Wilson Museum will open its archival work space in the lower level of the Wilson Museum to visitors on Tuesday, July 21, from 2-5 p.m. as part of the Museum’s inventory project.
The Wilson Museum began collecting local history materials as early as 1921; the archival collection includes such items as manuscripts, maps, newspapers, ship’s logs, photographs, letters, diaries, and ledgers. These archival collections are being organized and rehoused into acid-free folders and boxes for improved long-term storage while a detailed description of the holdings is being compiled to provide better access for museum staff and researchers.
Museum archivist Paige Lilly has worked in the archives/museum field in Maine for 25 years. From 2001-2008 she was archivist for the Cohen Papers at the University of Maine in Orono and currently works at the Penobscot Marine Museum and the Castine Historical Society as well as the Wilson Museum.
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