The Hotaling Family, formally of Columbus NY, donated two handmade fur coats to the New Berlin Library Museum on Saturday, May 13th. The Hotaling family members that came to the library to donate the coats were Scott Hotaling, Susan Hotaling, David Rowlands, Anna Senn, Lester Hotaling, and Marion Meyers. The fur coat, one calf and the other bear, are approximately 100 years old. The coats were last worn by Lester and Jane (Sargent) Hotaling prior to their marriage in 1958 on a horse drawn sleigh ride to Columbus to visit Jim and Marian (Hotaling) Meyers. The coats went missing shortly after this event and were not rediscovered until February 2017 in a green metal can in the garage attic of Marian (Hotaling) Meyers of Sherburne NY. Mrs. Meyers brought the can to her niece, Susan Hotaling of Utica NY, to assist in removing the coats from the can. The coats were packed in plastic and mothballs and tightly rolled inside the can. Amazingly, once removed, the coats were in perfect condition. The coats will soon be on display in the New Berlin Library Museum, complete with the can in which they were found. The museum is open during normal library museum hours.