Posts Tagged ‘Elm Square’

Main Street… not just memories any more!

Monday, April 6th, 2009

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Were you one of the many Andoverites to visit our popular Main Street Memories exhibit last year? Ford’s Coffee Shop was brought back to life, 1960s redevelopment plans were on display, and dozens of photographs highlighted the many changes that Andover’s Main Street has seen over the past 150 years.

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Now you can relive those Main Street Memories once more through out latest online exhibit! Main Street Memories Online is now available on our website and includes the many images and stories that visitors enjoyed throughout the exhibition. There’s even a place for you to share your own memories of Main Street and have them added to our online exhibit.

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Do you have other ideas for our website and future online exhibits? Share your ideas in the comments below – we’d love to hear what you have to say!

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Photo of the Week

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009
This mid-19th century view of Elm Square showing EA Edwards Hairdressing and Barbershop, nestled under the great Elm tree, is one of the earliest photographs in the collection.

This mid-19th century view of Elm Square showing EA Edwards Hairdressing and Barbershop is one of the earliest photographs in the collection.

One of the best resources owned by the Historical Society is our collection of over 15,000 historic photographs of Andover. For the past few years, a small group of dedicated volunteers has been scanning and cataloging the photographs. Once scanned, the original photographs are stored in the Society’s Archives to protect them from damage caused by handling. Printed copies of the scanned photographs are available for researchers in the Library.

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The printed copies are a short-term solution. In time we will have more computer research stations in the Library and researchers will be able to search the collection more efficiently using our computer database.

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To let readers know the scope of the Society’s historic photograph collection, we will post a photograph a week. Researchers have access to the photograph collection during open Library hours, Tuesdays through Saturdays, 10:00 am-4:00 pm.

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