by Lisa Tome
Don't let the people paying their water bills, the drug disposal box, or the police entering and exiting fool you. When you arrive at Elkton's municipal building, you are in the town's "living room".
According to Michelle Henson, Administration Office Secretary for the Town of Elkton, that living room is stocked with town history.
It's a mini-museum featuring items of interest randomly placed. A look in the town hall meeting room and you will find photos of the mayors throughout the town's history. Tucked in between that room and the administrative offices is the museum.
There are old road signs, a railroad sign, photos, a cannonball which was found during the streetscape project, decoys, old newspapers, and other artifacts. "All of town hall is filled with history," said Henson.
There are more than a half dozen fire hydrants featured. These are part of the town's Antique Fire Hydrant Preservation Program. That program was started under Joseph Enrico. The hydrants - made by Mueller, American-Darling, and Waterous, once served the town. They have been replaced with new hydrants. The hydrants were sandblasted and painted by public works crews and are now preserved in town hall.