Last Thursday, visiting archivist Jessica Brody showed off the Museum Archives collection at the final Spring 2 Collections Event. We talked briefly about how to keep archival materials safe and the progress of conservation and organization in the Museum’s archives, but mostly we explored the stories in the papers. We laughed at a get-out-of-work excuse note from 1872 written in flowery language and decided that the author took far to long to get to the point. And we looked up family names in the 1888 hurricane report. All in all it was an informative and delightful evening.
This event brings the Spring 2 Collections series to a close, which is a shame – it was as much fun for the museum staff as for the participants! Thanks to all the attendees, resident experts, and volunteers who helped us with our spring cleaning – or airing out, at least – of these little seen Museum Collections. We look forward to seeing you in the future as we continue to explore the Turks and Caicos’ past.