Over the weekend I collected the Historian’s files from my good friend Don Pidgeon, who did a fantastic job maintaining and augmenting our archives from 1991 to the present. There are letters, photos, documents, newspaper clippings, and more dating back as far as 1929. I even found a letter of condolence written by John Loye to my great aunt Elizabeth O’Brien on the occasion of the death in 1947 of my great uncle Patrick Quinn, who was the organization’s treasurer and 1946 Grand Marshal.
There are so many documents and other items of historical significance I think I am going to build a little database to document precisely what we have. It will eventually make life easier when searching for information, that’s for sure, and will help us inventory precisely what we have.
Ken Quinn, Historian