Record the memories of your elders, so they don’t disappear in time

To the Editor:

Every day, we loose a precious, irreplaceable resource: the knowledge of the previous generation, much of it learned in the school of hard knocks.

The Knox Historical Society is hoping your readers can help us identify the object in the accompanying photo.  It is about 2 1/4 inches in diameter, and 1/4 inch thick, and was found by the metal detectionists team of Tony Torrisi and Ron Wolfe, who will be demonstrating their craft at the Saddlemire Homestead, located at 2192 Berne-Altamont Road, on Saturday, June 21, from 2 to 4 p.m.

There are a number of other mystery items in their display, and we are soliciting help from the public in identifying them.

We also urge your readers to get the stories of the elders in their family recorded, either video-taped or written down.  Much wonderful information is lost each time a senior passes away!

One way to get this conversation started would be to read the Sesquicentennial History of Knox together, and let the elder compare his or her experiences to those presented in the book.

This long-out-of-print book has been re-issued by the Knox Historical Society, and is available for a donation of $10 ($13 if we mail it to you).  These books will be available at our events at the Saddlmire Homestead on June 21, July 13, and Aug. 3, or anytime by contacting Charlene Stevens by phone at 861- 8393 or by e-mail at

Any information regarding our mystery object in the photo can also be directed to Charlene, as above.

Thank you for your assistance in reaching out to the vast resource of knowledge that your readers provide.

Nancy Frueh, president
Knox Historical Society

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