18 September 2015

Clovis - Big Dry Creek Historical Society

Today, Melissa, Janelle, and I (Denise) were out and about in Old Town Clovis doing a bit of reconnaissance before our Seminar next month, and I HAD to share with you a perfect treasure that we found.

I'm sure you've heard of the Clovis Museum.  I'm sure, if you've been to Farmer's Markets or Big Hat Days or Clovis Fest (happening this weekend, by the way), then you've walked right by it.  But have you been inside?

We were very fortunate this morning when we walked in to not only be greeted by the Clovis - Big Dry Creek Historical Society President Peg Bos, but to get a personal tour from her and hear all of the wonderful stories behind the treasure contained within the museums' walls.

The greatest treasure, for family historians, though, is what is contained in their vault.  Binders and binders and more binders with surnames, family stories, newspaper clippings, and more.  And the best part is that they are a work in progress.   The binders are added to as they continue to interview people and delve into historic newspapers and documents.

Best of all, Peg shared their list of surnames contained within the binders and gave us permission to share it with you!  So, be looking for that in the very near future.

All in all, it was a great way to spend a Friday morning - met some great people, ran into old friends, many businesses have posted our Seminar flyer in their windows, and we got a great donation for the Seminar.

Of course, with the great antique shops AND Quilter's Paradise, we will definitely go back again.

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