Pieces of Lake County’s history in all manner of sizes, shapes and variety occupy Lake County Discovery Museum’s archive space. Thousands of documents and photographs are stored neatly in file cabinets and hundreds of objects are stored by function in carefully controlled storage rooms.

“It’s normal for museums to have only 10 percent of their collection on display at a time,” collections coordinator Diana Dretske said. The majority of the museum’s collection came from donations of all sorts, she said.

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