More than two years after acquiring one of the largest privately held genealogical collections in the country, Logan city is preparing to open it to the public for the first time. “I’m excited about the possibilities, but there’s a lot we still need to do,” said Logan Library Director Ronald Jenkins.
The city is about to give public access to the 82,000-piece Everton Collection. Opening day has not yet been set but it is expected to be within the next few weeks.
Local city council members have been skeptical of this library, twice voting down funding before finally agreeing. You can read my earlier articles about this library's problems here.
“I think now we’re to the point where everybody is willing to give it a shot,” Mayor Randy Watts said of the cache. “I feel the energies are going to increase.”
You can read more about the imminent re-opening of the Everton Collection at http://hjnews.townnews.com/articles/2006/09/22/news/news01.txt