CENTREVILLE — The Queen Anne's Museum of Eastern Shore Life has selected its collection of antique typewriters and desktop accessories as the featured
display for the month of July. The typewriters are Remington and Underwood models from 75 to 100 years ago. An ink pen is the type the user had to
periodically replace the liquid ink cartridge. A pencil is a famous Scripto with an adjustable and replaceable lead stick. There are also several replaceable
eraser caps, a typewriter eraser wheel with brush, ink wells, a day-date indicator, rubber stamps and a rack, among other items.
A volunteer, Bryan Blades, of Centreville, provided his time and talents to install access doors on the sides of four of the large cabinet type display cases in the museum to make it easier to gain access to install or modify the artifacts enclosed in them.
Recently museum board member Walter "Woody" Woodford. passed away Woodford knew much about the history of Centreville and his input will be sorely missed.
The remainder of the year is being dedicated to his memory and legacy.
The museum has announced that Charles "Chad" Dean of Queenstown has been added to the museum's board of directors but still has only 11 members. The museum would like to add another member to bring the number to 12. If anyone is interested and feels qualified and can make the commitment, they can send a cover letter and a resume to the museum at P.O. Box 525, Centreville. A reply can be made within several weeks.
The museum will be open to visitors from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 6. Admission is free of charge though donations are sincerely appreciated.
Private tours for school or other groups are available at other times free of charge. Call Kathy Draper at 410-758-1122 to arrange date and time.