Old is a subjective adjective, especially when it comes to history.

Old is a subjective adjective, especially when it comes to history.

The New Albany-Plain Township Historical Society will have local artifacts ranging from 1910 to 1950 on display during its May meeting, slated for 7 p.m. Thursday, May 1, at the Plain Township Fire Department, 9500 Johnstown Road.

Although the items are more than 50 years old, society member Marilyn Saveson said the items in "decade boxes" aren't old enough to be displayed at the museum that is moving to the Ealy House on Dublin-Granville Road.

"As they were cataloging and bringing stuff for the museum, they had to do something with the stuff not old enough for the museum," she said.

The historical society opted for "decade boxes," which will include items that range from 1910 to 1950.

Patricia Varley, a curator at the Kern-Harrington Museum, said most of the artifacts are everyday items.

"We had a variety of things," she said. "I think one of them is an older black phone that's typical of the 1930s."

Saveson said the "decade boxes" will be on display for the meeting. After the meeting, the boxes will be kept at the museum and could be used for educational purposes.

"They'll be kept as items to show people who come to the museum," Saveson said. "Sometimes we'll take them around to the schools and give programs on how things were in the 1930s."

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