Our archives are housed in an archival vault that was placed below ground when it was installed in the 1980s. The vault contains paper records, some of which date to as early as 1649. These documents were donated from members of the community or other institutions over the years.
Museum level collections storage is a very specific science that includes specialized storage containers, temperature and humidity controls, and precise cataloging for the purpose of research. Our nonprofit status requires we follow certain protocols to protect collections. To neglect or destroy them is considered an abdication of fiduciary responsibility and specifically against the law.