Historical Society seeks memorabilia for exhibit

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The Wakefield Historical Society is seeking old photographs and other memorabilia relating to the town’s police and fire departments for a special exhibit it is preparing on Wakefield’s first responders. Set to open in late September, the exhibit will recount the history of the two public safety departments, according to Nancy Bertrand, the society’s president. She said the society would welcome any items that residents might be willing to loan for the exhibit. Representatives of the police and fire departments are helping the society develop the exhibit, which will be held at its Wakefield History Museum, 39 Prospect St. Society volunteers, meanwhile, have been busy digitizing their photographic collection with the use of special museum software that the group purchased last year with the help of a grant from the Wakefield Cultural Council. The society is also preparing a historical map of Prospect Street that it plans to make available as a brochure and online this fall. For more information, call Bertrand at 781-246-3070.

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