Need your help to preserve history

As president of the Williamsburg Historic Records Association, I write to invite local citizens to consider donating family, organization or business records to us for possible acceptance into the Special Collections Research Center in the Earl Gregg Swem Library.

The Historic Records Association is devoted to documenting the history of Williamsburg after the colonial era right up through today.

Letters, ledgers, posters, photographs and other documents related to families, businesses and organizations whose activities have been intertwined with the history of Williamsburg are eligible for consideration. Please call me at 221-1775 or email me at gpgaidmore@wm.edu if you might be willing to offer such materials.

The annual association meeting this year will have Colonial Williamsburg staff Marianne Martin and Tracey Gulden present “The Evolution of Merchants Square,” a visual and narrative program on how the concept of Merchants Square developed from the restoration period to what it is today.

The presentation is at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 28, at the St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, 1333 Jamestown Road. The talk is free and open to the public.

Jay Gaidmore

WHRA President

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