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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.

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Entrance area.
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Main exhibit area includes a council map.
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Main exhibit area from rear of Center.
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Old badges are displayed atop old shop posters.
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Publication storage and workroom. The Center previously was a field office.
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More publications and storage.
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Cookie display in the old kitchen.
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There’s even a display in the restroom.
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The uniform room is compact, but includes storage, a desk, and an iron and ironing board behind the door.
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A wall-track hanging system allows us to rotate pictures and displays.
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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!

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Former council president Diane Tipton with some of the day’s uniform models.
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Nation’s Capital CEO Lidia Soto-Harmon and I after the dedication.

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12 responses to “Archives and History Program Center Opens”

  1. Congratulations! When is the center open to the public? I was sorry to miss your opening event, but would like to visit and introduce myself.

    1. We must! How about a private tour next Wednesday or Thursday, perhaps 11 am?

  2. I hope that you included info about all the Girl Scout Senior Roundups! Very important part of our History! Thank You for all you do…

    1. Our next exhibit at the Council Headquarters will be on the Roundups! We should install it on October 28. Thanks!

  3. So sorry I had to miss this. It looks so fresh, and so informative! Keep up the good work!

  4. The Heritage Committee of Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles are thrilled by this great accomplishment and wish every success…and, yes, we are very envious but oh so proud of you.!

    1. Thanks Christie!

  5. Wonderful! Congratulations on opening such a great facility.

  6. Very nice! I was hoping there’d be an official museum at some point. Congrats on this accomplishment, everyone who got it going 🙂

    Is there a list that can be linked here of specific items Council is looking for, to add to the museum’s collection? I saw one somewhere a few years back, I think.

    1. We are in the process of compiling a “wanted” list and hope to publish it soon. Thanks!

  7. WOW!!! What a wonderful accomplishment. I especially like the bathroom display with the toothbrush and make-up display. Clever!! You gave me some ideas for us to display. Thanks. Nations Capital has always been a leader with the Archives ideas. Congratulations.

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