Volunteers sought to organize boxes of donations at Saukville Historical Society

By 
CONNOR CARYNSKI
Ozaukee Press staff

The Saukville Historical Society is seeking volunteers to help sort and categorize materials for the Crossroads Museum’s archives.

Historical Society President Anne Kertscher said the museum has received boxes of historical materials through donations over the years and that society members need help sorting through it.

She said conducting research on the materials to ensure they are tied to Saukville, sorting them, archiving them and storing them is a time consuming project that would benefit from additional help.

Kertscher said it is possible the donated materials may be used to create new displays at the museum.

“The whole goal is to be able to display something by coming up with a good idea for an exhibit,” she said.

She noted that the Wisconsin Historical Society has had exhibits regarding taverns throughout the state and something similar could be done in Saukville.

Knowledge of Saukville history is not needed to assist. The Historical Society is looking for help from people who are computer savvy, have an interest in marketing or enjoy cleaning and organizing.

Sorting and organizing sessions at the museum, 200 Mill St., will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each Monday and Thursday until May.

Kertscher said once the materials are sorted and categorized, each document will be given a number and entered into the museum’s digital archive so they can be easily found and cross referenced. Then the materials will be stored in designated areas so they can be found later.

She said the project will help preserve Saukville history that may have otherwise gone unremembered.

“There are so many things about Saukville we are passionate about that we do not want to fall by the wayside,” Kertscher said.

Updates and notifications regarding the organizing sessions will be posted on the Saukville Historical Society Facebook page.

For questions, contact saukvillehistory@gmail.com.

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