Having more items means needing more room.

Having more items means needing more room.

"Each week, we receive donations of historical significance," according to Mary Rodgers, librarian and membership chairwoman for the Clintonville Historical Society.

Recently, photos of Graceland as a farm and an oil painting created by Clintonville resident Pearl O'Haver were added to the growing collection of the nonprofit group.

In August, a former classroom and storage space in the basement of St. James Episcopal Church, 3400 Calumet St., was made available to the society for a library and reading room. But as more people have become aware that their locally significant historical items can find a new home, the donated space has gotten cramped.

Not anymore, according to Rodgers.

"St. James Church has generously donated more room for our use," she wrote in an e-mail. "We have expanded into that space to create an official archive. We are in the process of moving the balance of the existing collection to the archive."

The library is open to the public the second and fourth Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon, or by appointment.

The next society meeting will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10, at North Broadway United Methodist Church, 48 E. North Broadway.

The guest speaker will be Shirley Hyatt, author of the Arcadia Publishing Co.'s book on the history of Clintonville-Beechwold.

To become a member of the society, call Algy McBride at 268-6409.