By Rachel Brazil
Eddy County Museum Archivist 

Archival Anecdotes: May 8, 2023


May 8, 2023

"From the Old Country" is a new display that features items that folks chose to carry from the old country and into Eddy County. New exhibits such as this bring several artifacts together to tell a larger story about the people who migrated to – and chose to stay in – Eddy County.

If you've been a reader of Archival Anecdotes, you may have noticed that I like to use metaphors and stories to get a better sense about artifacts, histories, people or places. While it is true I learned how to interpret artifacts in my formal training as an anthropologist, there is also much more of this perspective that I gained from my relatives – many of whom now reside in a cemetery some...

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