I’ve added a couple of preservation-related articles to the website recently. One was even added this morning after I read the Morrison County Genealogy Society’s newsletter, which contains an oral history of Vernon Radke, who grew up in the Dewey-Radke house, and an article on house history resources. That reminded me that we’ve done quite a lot of work on how to do house history because we have so many requests for this information.
The article I added this morning is called House History: Some Assembly Required, which was written as a Technical Leaflet for the American Association for State and Local History. It was published in the summer of 2009 as Tech Leaflet #247. The actual leaflet can be ordered from AASLH here (it includes photos and sidebar info), but we’ve published the body text on our website here.
The other article recently added appeared in our last newsletter. It’s called What’s Worth Saving? and discusses the difficulties involved in deciding what to preserve, whether buildings or artifacts.
Both of these articles can be found on the Preservation page of the main section of our website. (Look in the left sidebar or on the banner. Be sure to click on the word Preservation, which will take you to the Preservation page that lists a number of resources, some of which don’t appear in the drop-down menu.) The house history article also appears on the Architecture page on the history section of the website.
You’ll find other preservation-related articles on the Preservation page (yeah, that’s kind of a “duh” statement), but I’ll point out a few concerning building preservation:
If you have questions about how to preserve something, let us know by calling 320-632-4007 or sending an email to contactstaff (at) morrisoncountyhistory (dot) org.