By Lynette Norris
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The Photographic Treasures of Madison County, on downtown Range Street next to the RATT Pact Theater, houses more than just photographs. For the next few weeks, this series will look briefly at some of the more unusual bits and pieces of history that have found a safe haven in the little museum, open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to Noon on Saturdays; it is funded by donations (no admittance charge) and staffed entirely by volunteers.
The new Madison History DVDs are out, and on sale for $15. Featuring interviews, anecdotes and dozens of archival historical photos from Madison’s rich and varied past, it expands greatly on the information presented in the Madison County audio CD, released earlier as part of the “Listen to Florida,” series. With crisp videography and well-paced narrative, the DVD tells the stories behind many of the historical landmarks and buildings still standing throughout the county, along with the stories of the people who lived here.
The DVDs are on one of the front counters near the entrance to the museum, and if you buy the DVD for $15, you get a copy of the CD (a $10 value) as well, for free.