Our shared past informs and shapes our shared future
History is happening every day. Andover Historical gathers and shares stories from the town and its people, preserving history for today and the future. We gather and share stories to connect people to each other and their community to foster civic engagement. Collecting material and stories from today, including the 2016 elections and the 2017 Women’s March, is part of our mission.
Memorabilia, digital images, documents, and more will be considered for the permanent collection and/or temporary exhibition. Photographs can be scanned, so the digital record will be accepted into the collection while the donor retains the original. Digital image files can also be collected. It's a great way to preserve photographs and images for the future.
To share your stories
Email inquires to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or to share images directly: Email the following information to email@example.com
Your full name
A description of the images you will be sharing with us, so we can begin to know your story.
Save your image in the shared file:
Rename your image using the following format. This will help make sure we can match your images to your email.
First initial Last name – consecutive number of image
Example: JHancock – 1 JHancock - 2
After you share your image and email your contact information:
A staff member will contact you about your materials, images, stories, and oral histories. Together you will fill out a temporary custody form giving Andover Historical permission to hold your materials while the Collections Committee decides which items to accept into the permanent collection. After a decision is made, staff will get back in touch to complete a deed of gift, which will transfer ownership of the material to Andover Historical. With a signed deed of gift, your story will enter the permanent collection of the history center to inform generations to come.
Questions? Email Marilyn Helmers, Manager of Collections and Director of Develoment, firstname.lastname@example.org, 978-475-2236