Nostalgia kits at Richmond Public Library contain music, films, magazines, books and artifacts from the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s.
Showcasing the gathered reminiscences of Richmond residents, there are 10 subject themed Nostalgia Kits that can be borrowed.
Use the Collection Categories section below to learn more about each kit.
Great for school projects, family gatherings or seniors’ recreational activities.
Take one home today!
Visit the Ask Me desk at the Brighouse (Main) Library, or go to our library catalogue and place a hold for pick up at any of our branches.
Everyone used a milkman – he would slide up to your gate in an open-sided van and bring bottles of whole milk or milk with cream on top ... Our milkman was always very merry and whistled while he worked.- Susan Wilkins,
Around the Kitchen Table Memoir
I always had cats in my life in the city but had never met a cat like Pekoe. She was fiercely independent, tough in body and mind, a real loner and wouldn’t stand any nonsense from man or beast.- Nadine Jones,
Four Great “F” Words: Fur, Feathers, Fish & Fun
It wasn’t that different from any other Christmas except that the church bells didn’t ring during wartime… if church bells did ring in those dark days, it was signaling an Invasion by the Enemy.- M. Denny Lalonde,