Every visitor receives a Center patch.
We did it!
On Saturday, September 19, 2015, the Nation’s Capital Archives & History Program Center in Honor of Diane Tipton opened in Frederick, Maryland.
We had guests from the Heart of Pennsylvania and Central Maryland Archives Committees, county and state political leaders, and over 100 members of Nation’s Capital.
For those of you who couldn’t make it, here is a virtual tour of the facility.
Main exhibit area includes a council map.
Main exhibit area from rear of Center.
Old badges are displayed atop old shop posters.
Publication storage and workroom. The Center previously was a field office.
More publications and storage.
Cookie display in the old kitchen.
There’s even a display in the restroom.
The uniform room is compact, but includes storage, a desk, and an iron and ironing board behind the door.
A wall-track hanging system allows us to rotate pictures and displays.
The purse display is extremely popular.
Diane Tipton was president of the council from 2008 to 2014 and is a devoted friend of the archives. We thank her for making this Center a reality!
Former council president Diane Tipton with some of the day’s uniform models.
Nation’s Capital CEO Lidia Soto-Harmon and I after the dedication.