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Finding a place for history in Swampscott

Decorative pieces from the auditorium of the former Phillips School in Swampscott are illuminated by Justina Oliver, chair of the Swampscott Historical Commission, and Molly Conner, president of the Swampscott Historical Society, in the basement of the former police station which now houses the town's historic archives. (Spenser Hasak)
SWAMPSCOTT — An ornate window from the former White Court estate, a military veteran’s diary, and boxes and boxes of photographs — artifacts from Swampscott’s past — are scattered throughout town buildings and local history lovers want to consolidate them in one place.  “Every community has a museum except Swampscott,” said Historical Commission Chairwoman Justina…

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