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Lincoln Archives find a new home

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Congratulations to the Lincoln City council members for taking a giant step forward in preserving the city’s 150 year-old history. They are now providing space for the Lincoln Area Archives Museum. The volunteer staff at the Archives has collected historical materials for the last 15 years, but were always hampered in making them readily available due to lack of space in the downtown area. The extremely cramped quarters that were available made it difficult for the archives to store materials and make them easy to find and use. Motivated by the City Council’s action, Lincoln’s Native Sons of the Golden West has voted to take the Lincoln Area Archives Museum under its wing and to devote future efforts and fund-raising activities to its support. The group will provide the staff and any finances necessary to improve, expand and operate the archives/museum. The new location is at 472 E St., at the south end of the historic Civic Auditorium. A “grand opening” will be announced at a future date. Meanwhile, anyone needing to find information regarding any aspect of Western Placer County history can come in during the temporarily brief hours of 9–11 a.m. on Wednesdays. Although the staff is still busy moving, unpacking, inventorying, filing, etc., they can take time to be of assistance to those looking for information. Jerry Logan, Archives staff member, Lincoln