“Here he is in Rome, he goes to see the Vatican,” Holmes noted, pointing out another small black-and-white image.
Holmes said the collection is a wonderful addition to Derry’s historical collection. Right now, the town has a small museum in the lower level of the Adams Memorial Building and also has a 12-foot walk-in vault where many artifacts and archives are stored.
“They will be well preserved forever,” he said.
Holmes invites anyone with items they want to donate to stop by his office at the municipal center Monday from 8 a.m. to noon, or Wednesday, 4 to 7 p.m. Visits are also available by appointment by calling 434-6042.