Originally Posted by chrelsey;2683055;
I know that the stuff donated to the museum I'm at is of great value to us as we use it in our educational program and also some of it is in the exhibits. But I'd definetly talk to someone about it. The map could actually prove to be valuable money wise as well, depending on its origin.
But I know that what we have had donated has been of great value for other purposes and not just in monetary value. I have newspapers from armistice day, VE day and VJ day and the museum has copied them for use and told me that I should check into possibly getting them valued as they might even be worth some $$. I have other stuff that since I've been volunteering there, I've found out has been of GREAT historical value (not monetary value) and they have been making copies of some of it. Our WW II vets are dying out and memorabilia especially letters are really special as it does give daily insight into the times. I urge you to read Letters from Nuremburg because it will help you see just how great your letters are.
There is another book of letters recently published called My Father's Secret War. So time period journals and letters are becoming very popular right now and I'm sure that while you would not like to part with them, that maybe the content and copies would help out a museum or historical society.
The kids I've been working with love hearing real accounts. I have some postcards of my grandfather's from WW One and we have used copies of several of them and they love reading what he's written and ask me a lot of questions about him. He was a medic with the army in France. So I think sometimes having a personal touch makes things more interesting to the kids than just a history book. So yes, your letters may be of great value to others using them for historical purposes.
Make that 3 glasses of wine guys. Gut at least you had snowfall as an excuse. The kids I was working with today were just off the wall period. Possibly because they have no school tomorrow and today was a field trip day.
I've answered enough questions about dead bodies and body parts to make me think this is Halloween and not Thanksgiving.
Question of the day from a 5th grader: "If you throw a dead body on a land mine and it blows up and the pieces go everywhere, will that spread disease?"
Where do they think of this stuff?