The City of Decatur is seeking artifacts from the city's African-American schools, Beacon Elementary and Trinity High School, which used to operate out of the Beacon Hill Center on West Trinity.
The artifacts will be displayed when a major renovation of the building is completed.
The building now houses Decatur's police station, municipal court and recreation facilities. It will eventually be home to the police department, the city schools administrative offices and the Ebster Center of the Active Living Department.
The schools and the city is asking citizens to donate "memorabilia, stories, and photos from 1955 to 1977 that help to tell the story of the Beacon school and community."
A message from city hall says artifacts of special interest include:
- Graduation documentation and regalia
- Uniforms for clubs and sports
- Ribbons, medals and trophies for sports and scholastic competitions
- Yearbooks and city directories
- Textbooks, notebooks and report cards
- Historic newspapers and other local media
- Paper-based documentation and photos of local organizations and/or events
- Local sports and recreational memorabilia
- Documentation of local politics and civic activities
- Documentation of local clubs and societies
- Photographs documenting historic buildings, local events, and daily life in or around
For information contact Teresa Taylor in the Decatur City Manager's Office, 404-370-4102, firstname.lastname@example.org.