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Paso Robles Historical Society holding yard sale April 23-24 

Paso Robles Historical Society yard sale

–The Paso Robles Historical Society is holding a fundraising yard sale April 23-24 and is still taking donations of items and asking for volunteers to help with the sale.

The community is invited to come to the Downtown City Park and enjoy shopping for a variety of local family collectibles, antiques and vintage items. “We have boxes and boxes of donated treasures,” said Vice-President Nancy Tweedie. Some of the items available include silver plates, pewter, china, and other household items, sports memorabilia, books, and limited edition prints.

Items are for sale for a donation instead of a fixed price. Most of the proceeds from the fundraiser are to purchase computers to support local school history projects. “Local history teachers send their students to the museum to research history projects,” said Tweedie. “New computers will make it easier for students to access the amount of historical documents we have.”  Education is an important mission of the Historical Society. School tours, tailored to fit grade levels, are offered by appointment.

The historical society is also seeking volunteers and docents for all aspects of the museum, including greeting and assisting visitors, basic filing, computer skills, and assisting with research requests, organizing old documents and maps, and helping at special events. For more information about volunteering call Nancy Tweedie (805) 459-9979.

The historical society operates the Paso Robles History Museum in the Carnegie Library at 800 12th Street in Downtown City Park. The museum is open Thu-Mon, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Masks and social distancing continue to be in effect. For more information visit the Paso Robles Historical Society website or call (805) 238-4996.

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Jackie Iddings is a contributing reporter and photographer for the Paso Robles Daily News.