Archives Museum seeks community support

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Archives wish list Supplies • Scanner/Epson printer • Archival storage boxes • Standard-size storage boxes and corrugated separate lids • Large binders • Display swivel stands • Metal shelving to hold storage boxes • Computer • Polyester envelopes • Purell hand sanitizers • Special black paper for making signs • Stapler • Stenographer pads Volunteers Needed • to make power-point presentations • to produce signs, posters and other materials • to help document items brought to the Archives • to make displays • to help with the Stories of Lincoln project The Lincoln Area Archives Museum, in the process of incorporating as a nonprofit organization, needs the community’s help About seven volunteers donate their time and services to the 16-year-old group that preserves Lincoln’s 150-year-old history. The Archives, at 472 E St., has a $7,000 budget, with funds coming from donations and some support from the Native Sons of the Golden West and the city of Lincoln, according to Archives’ volunteer Executive Director Shirley Russell. However, the museum must pay for insurance, computer hookups, equipment, office supplies, printing materials and archival storage boxes. And with minimum income coming in, the Archives Museum must rely on the community, Russell said. All proceeds from a “Lincoln’s Got Talent” benefit on Jan. 23, sponsored by the Archives and The News Messenger, will go to the Archives. Call 645-7733 for more information about the talent show. For more information about the Archives Museum, call 253-9972. ~ Carol Feineman