among them latest newsletterthe Waterbury Historical Society has announced that it will stop accepting donation items for its collection until it can process the donations it has received in recent months.
“We are currently facing both significant space limitations and a large backlog of donations that need to be addressed by volunteers,” the announcement explains.
Members of the group said that over the past few years, local residents have been generous with donations, but members of the historical society, who are volunteers, have not kept up with sorting them to determine what is added to the organization’s collection. Is called.
The announcement advises people that the moratorium on accepting new items is temporary. ” it says. “If you have something valuable that you think would help tell the history of Waterbury, please keep it until we open a new donation.”
The message also asks interested community members to consider volunteering to help with the task “help curate the history of our community.”
The organization provides guidelines for people to consider when putting together materials to donate to society. “We are primarily looking for material that has a Waterbury origin or tells the story of the people of Waterbury,” it explains. “The more personal and connected to our town’s history, the better!”