will tell you that many museums, historical societies and researchers
have concentrated on preserving the history of the 19th Century.
The period from 1900 to 1999, known as the 20th century, seemed
to be neglected. We are now realizing that the 20th century ended
15 years ago and we have a lot of work to do to save its history.
You can help us! We need your memories and stories to assist us
in this endeavor. Several members of IVHS have responded to our
requests. Terry Martin donated his memories of the Blizzard of ’77.
Mickey Tanner has written a book on baseball in Franklinville during
the 20th century. Tom Litzenberger sent us information on the history
of his family bakery and included recipes. I wrote about Sunday
drives and the Burma Shave signs. In this newsletter I have written
about seeing President Kennedy.
You do not have to write a book or an extensive article. We hear
from members who appreciate being reminded of a way of life that
no longer seems to exist. There are so many topics to discuss such
as: businesses that once thrived in our community, holiday celebrations,
radio programs that provided entertainment, World War II, Vietnam,
where you were when the Twin Towers were destroyed, a teacher who
changed your life or the best time you ever had growing up. The
list is endless. If you need help getting started let us know and
we will give you all the support you need.