New Marsh Collection staff planning exhibit during car show

 

By Ron Giofu

 

A pair of new Marsh Collection staff members are planning a car-themed exhibit during the Amherstburg’s Gone Car Crazy show.

Jacklyn Bezaire and Meg Reiner joined the staff at the Marsh Historical Collection with Bezaire being an administrative assistant and Reiner as the archives co-ordinator.

“I went to school for library and information science,” explained Bezaire.

Bezaire’s duties include maintaining the library portion of the Marsh Collection, new publications and indexing. Reiner’s studies included collections management and heritage preservation. Reiner, who was a volunteer at the Marsh Collection prior to being hired, is working to get the collection online.

Both were hired in the spring.

“I like that we are learning a lot about local history,” said Reiner.

Reiner added that when a person comes in with a question, they become investigators and try to seek out answers to history questions. Bezaire added that they are learning new information regularly.

Jacklyn Bezaire and Meg Reiner joined the staff at the Marsh Collection. They are planning a special exhibit for this Sunday during the Amherstburg’s Gone Car Crazy show.

Jacklyn Bezaire and Meg Reiner joined the staff at the Marsh Collection. They are planning a special exhibit for this Sunday during the Amherstburg’s Gone Car Crazy show.

“It’s pretty neat,” she said.

The Amherstburg’s Gone Car Crazy show lasts from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. this Sunday and the exhibit will be open through those hours. Bezaire said Amherstburg had two automakers at one time.

“Both were short-lived,” said Bezaire. “We are going to be doing an exhibit with Amherstburg’s early history with the automobile.”

In addition to Reiner and Bezaire, the Marsh Collection is staffed by Eleanor Warren and Liza Price. Bezaire said they welcome people to come in with their history and genealogical questions.

“We’re here to help,” said Bezaire.

Warren said they are happy to have Bezaire and Reiner now working at the Marsh Historical Collection.

“We’re very fortunate to have these young ladies at the Marsh Collection,” said Warren. “They are going to bring us into the 21st Century.”

The Marsh Collection is located at 235 Dalhousie St., above The Cellar restaurant. Their website is www.marshcollection.org and their phone number is 519-736-9191.

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