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“Women in long dresses and fancy hats, and men in coats and ties and hats, hundreds of people in boats went to hotels and cottages and docks,” she said, and to a large amusement park on Big Island.
The society also has a large number of maps, phone directories and school yearbooks to help the public research their homes or their family histories, Myers said. “Before there were streets, every cottage had a name, and we have the old telephone directories that have the names of those cottages,” she said.
Myers said it will take some time for the all-volunteer group to complete the move and arrange displays in their new home. “We might have an open house at the end of May to show that we’re here and we’re happy to be in our new digs, and then do a gala grand opening in the fall,” she said.
Tom Meersman • 612-673-7388