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Loving Local History

Last week was spring break for our local schools. Our family took this opportunity to visit our Nation's capital. Being a history lover, I was excited for my children to see so many important objects from our country's past. It was satisfying to watch their eyes light up at seeing The Declaration of Independence, The Constitution and The Bill of Rights. To see the importance of what they were seeing register in their minds. We spent a few days visiting the museums and historical sites and exploring the history they wanted to see. And then we returned home. Back to work and back to school.

We spent a lot of time last week standing in lines waiting to see objects, or dodging other tourist who were just as eager as us to see the artifacts preserved in Washington, DC. This morning I opened the door to the Kernersville Museum and climbed the steps to my office to begin my work week. I'm fortunate that I get to spend my days doing what I love. I peeked into our collections room at the artifacts that we have collected since the Kernersville Museum began in 2013. To date, we have more than 100 objects in our collection. I walked through our newest exhibit and noticed what we had added while I was out of town last week. And I noticed that I got the same thrill at seeing these local historical objects displayed as I did when I was visiting the Smithsonian and The National Archives last week. No, it's not the same, but it is the history of Kernersville. It's the story of what makes Kernersville unique. And it's the artifacts that people decided were special enough to save.

We are always busy here at the Kernersville Museum. We are busy collecting the objects that tell the story of 'us'. Come by when you get a chance. Admission is free, donations are appreciated. We are open 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Tuesday - Friday and 10:00 am - 2:00 pm on Saturdays. #localhistory #downtownKernersville #KernersvilleMuseum

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