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Cherokee Area Archives preserves local history

Friday, July 22, 2011

Cherokee Area Archives Board members Margaret Woltman, left, and Pat Behrens investigate information for a historical photo as part of their volunteer duties at the City Library. Photo by Mike Leckband.
The goals of the Cherokee Area Archives are the preservation of Cherokee County History and making it accessible to the public.

The public is always invited to visit the Cherokee Area Archives location in the City Library during the hours of 1:30 - 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. If necessary, appointments can be made for other times.

The Area Archives group had many visitors sign their book this year, and also received many phone calls and e-mails requesting various historical information. The new computer purchased with donations and memorials has been of great benefit for all concerned, and the volunteers involved do a masterful job of communicating with the public and helping people find answers to their questions.

The Area Archives popular book, "Remembering Yesterdays" continues to be for sale in the Cherokee County libraries, Archives, Copper Cup, Sanford Museum, and at the Framing Nook and Main Street Antiques. Slide shows will be presented on request.

The Area Archives continues to collect memorabilia and add more historical data of the area and encourages everyone to consider contributing to the collection.

Joyce Pyle and Margaret Woltman are Co-chairs of the Cherokee Area Archives Board of Directors.

Other Board members include Delores Richardson, Merle Simonsen, June Pigott, Gil Bremicker, Marilyn Cedar, Joe Beals, John Cook Jr., Bertie Beals, Phyllis Parrott, Jean Cook, Pat Behrens, Sharon Fliear, and Anne Wilberding.

Those interested can contact the Area Archives at telephone 225-3498, or e-mail archives@iowatelecom.net.

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