Havelock working to preserve its history

Published: Sunday, February 17, 2013 at 03:41 PM.

"We’ll have an accurate record of what’s there, who gave it to us, where it is from, how was it used as well as where was it used," Miller said.

City staff spent Friday arranging one of the city’s offices with a computer to be used for data entry. The items will be stored there in proper acid free paper and folders.

Miller said that the online digital catalogue will assist scholars as well as encourage people to actually visit Havelock.

The city has a plan to move the Trader Store and the historic 1940s-era train depot from their present site on Miller Boulevard to a new property just off Slocum Creek where a recreational/historical park is planned.

Many of the items in the collection will ultimately go on display at the Trader Store later.

"Hopefully when we get it moved, it will be open on a regular basis in more of a museum type of setting,."Miller said. "We’re at the very beginning." 

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