What's on the docket
It's hard to believe that a whole year has rolled by, but once again it is appeal season for the Charlotte County Archives. We know that you get many, many requests for donations. But please read the appeal letter from our president and consider us when you are deciding which organizations to support. If you are a long-time supporter, we thank you and encourage you to continue with that support; if you are looking for an organization to support, we’d like to be favourably considered.
Those of us who give our time to the Archives firmly believe that learning about our past enriches us, and that the lessons of the past provide the key to our future. If you or your ancestors have ever lived in Charlotte County you are a part of the story of our County...help us to preserve that story for the future! Read the appeal letter from our President here. If you have research you would like to do at the Archives please bear in mind that from November to March inclusive we will be open by appointment only.
Fall 2014 edition of the Charlotte County Archives' Newsletter is now
time to settle in by the fire with a cup of tea for another great read. The
creators of our Newsletter have done it again...they've pulled together a
wonderful collection of interesting vignettes. There's the story of a family
from California who came searching for their roots, Sheila Washburn talks about
her 6 years on the Board of the Archives. There is a collection of notes about
our summer activities, and the background story of the sweater that was donated
to us to be raffled as a fundraiser. Oh...and a short note about a ghostly
in the kettle...and take a look at your
Your Charlotte County Archives would like to tell you about our new strategy for keeping you informed!
is a bi-weekly series of emails highlighting the resources and services
of the Archives. The emails will be extremely short, like the one
below, but we hope you will follow the link to the full article on our
web site to find out more about the topics which interest you. If you, or anyone you know, would be interested in receiving our Taproot emails, please use the "subscribe
to Taproot" button below to start receiving your own emails.
Do you know what year the Charlotte County Courthouse was built?
Click on the link to its National Historic Site page and find out if you are right. You'll find lots of interesting facts about the Courthouse there. For instance do you know when or why it was designated a National Historic Site, or who the architect was?
Find all the answers here!