The Village of Montgomery is looking to preserve historical artifacts for years to come as it launches its new Historian of the Month initiative. At the Tuesday, October 1 Board of Trustees meeting, Village Historian Brian Fitzpatrick shared the exciting announcement and introduced the first young historian, Sarah Samuelson, to the Board of Trustees. The documentation from the initiative will be part of the Village Museum.
With upcoming projects such as City Winery and ever changing movement in the village, Fitzpatrick shared that the idea is to keep the present documented for future generations. Fitzpatrick expressed that the initiative is a “work in progress” with the goal of documenting history and making it digital.
From photographs and news articles to restaurants menus and real estate prices, Fitzpatrick talked about the need to document these relics for future generations. “Who was that person? What was that building? It’s pretty incredible if you can capture it all,” he explained.
Fifty years down the road, future generations will be able to look back and explore the past. The Historian of the Month will be able to take photographs, find posters/advertisements, and other current items to share for the month. “It has a lot of value at the end of the month when you put it all together and document it,” Fitzpatrick expressed.