The Mass. Memories Road Show comes to Winchester!
The Town of Winchester is proud to announce that it has been selected as one of four sites for the 2018 Mass. Memories Road Show, produced by the University Archives & Special Collections Department at the Joseph P. Healey Library, UMass Boston. Local residents can become part of Massachusetts history by contributing their photographs and memories to a state-wide digital archives, which will be shared with our own town archives.
On October 20, current and former residents of Winchester—as well as anyone who works in or has another connection to the town--are invited to bring up to three photos that represent themselves, their families, and/or their community, whether very recently or generations ago. Any photos are welcome: family reunions, special occasions, snapshots, candids, weddings, military service, etc. Old or new, prints (unframed original is preferred), digital images on a thumb-drive, and even cell phone photographs. The photos will be scanned or copied onsite, and the originals immediately returned to their owners. There will also be a video area where individuals can tell a brief story about their photos on camera. Professional archivists will be on hand to advise contributors on how to care for and protect their precious family treasures. All photos will become part of the archives at UMass Boston and will be made available online at http://openarchives.umb.edu.
The public is invited to a planning meeting led by Mass. Memories Road Show Director, Carolyn Goldstein, on June 5 at 3:30 in the Winchester High School Library. It’s an opportunity to learn more about the project and how you or your organization can participate.
The project is a collaboration of the Town of Winchester, WinCam, and Winchester Council on Aging, Winchester Historical Society, Winchester Multicultural Network, Winchester Public Library, and Winchester Public Schools with the support of the Winchester Cultural Council.