Hometown treasures: Undiscovered gems to be found in local archives

- Posted on Oct 13, 2010 - 04:33 PM

Photo: Mathews Clerk E. Eugene Callis III points to a detail on an 1828 survey of land on Milford Haven that belonged to Walter C. Hudgins. The surveyor drew the house to indicate where it was located. Photo by Elsa Cooke Verbyla

Mathews Clerk E. Eugene Callis III points to a detail on an 1828 survey of land on Milford Haven that belonged to Walter C. Hudgins. The surveyor drew the house to indicate where it was located. Photo by Elsa Cooke Verbyla

You think you know everything about your home; then you open a drawer or a closet and find an absolute treasure, overlooked and almost forgotten.

You think you know your hometown; then you stop in a small museum or art exhibit, and another dimension unveils its wonders. How much do you really know about the place you live?

The series, "Hometown Treasures," explores public museums, exhibits and archives open to all, and private collections available for viewing by appointment.

This week: Archives, compiled by members of the Gazette-Journal staff.