HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) -- The complete restoration of the Harrisonburg City Council's historic minute books is finished.
A minute book contains the records of a governing body meeting.
The conservation and preservation was completed by Kofile, a Kodak company based in Dallas, and represented by Caskie Graphics, a Lynchburg based company.
“I share a theme with Kofile that helps us stay focused, ‘do it once, do it right, do it forever,’" said Chaz Evans-Haywood, the clerk of the Circuit Court for Harrisonburg and Rockingham County.
The project to save these historic records compliments the same records restored by the clerk of court for the Rockingham County Board of Supervisors.
Evans-Haywood pursued this venture with members of the city council after Councilman Charlie Chenault mentioned the records during a conversation in 2012.
The two restored city minute books are dated 1849-1852 and 1859-1873 and consist of over 700 total pages.
These first city records include the March 16, 1849 meeting note to change from the Town of Harrisonburg to the City of Harrisonburg.
The now preserved records will be imaged in-house and will be available on the City of Harrisonburg's computer system for searching and viewing.
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