FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 17, 2020
Contact: Liz Riegel
Lambertville Historical Society updates searchable archive database online
COVID-19 may have kept us all at home these past few months, but it has given Marshall House Museum volunteers a great opportunity to update and enhance its searchable online collections database (from the safety of their homes, of course).
The Lambertville Historical Society/James Wilson Marshall House Museum database (https://lambertville.pastperfectonline.com) allows open access to an inventory of the museum’s collections. You’ll find quilts, historic photographs, postcards, deeds and indentures, letters, family bibles, furniture and more, mainly pertaining to the history of Lambertville, N.J. and the surrounding area.
If you have more information regarding an item found in our database (like perhaps the names of people in a photo) the historical society would love to hear from you.
Inquiries for additional information on database items can be requested at https://lambertvillehistoricalsociety.org/contact. The society will do its best to research and respond. Make sure to check back often as the database is updated periodically with new records and information.
This long-term project would not have been possible without annual General Operating Support Re-grants administered by the Hunterdon County Cultural & Heritage Commission, with funds from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State. Lambertville Historical Society thanks these county and state entities for their continued support.
Also, the Lambertville Historical Society extends much gratitude for the many volunteers who have contributed to the extensive documentation. In particular, many thanks to Mary Freedman, a former LHS board member, LHS consultant, and active LHS volunteer from Lambertville, who has given much of her time (and her many “COVID-19” hours!) to bring this project to fruition. Mary’s husband, Rich Freedman, has been instrumental in making this all possible through his technology expertise and guidance.
The public is encouraged to join and maintain an LHS membership to support this type of effort and the specialized care required for its collections.
For membership, events, and virtual tours please visit Lambertville Historical Society at www.lambertvillehistoricalsociety.org.