The staff and volunteers of the Christiansburg Institute Museum and Archives will present a community History Harvest Saturday, Feb. 12, from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Blacksburg Library.
The History Harvest is an invitation for local community members to share their historical artifacts and stories for inclusion in the digital archives of the Christiansburg Institute.
Most history isn’t found in museums and archives but rather in the stories people tell their friends and family members and in the things people keep to tell the stories of their own lives and experiences.
A History Harvest collects digital reproductions of an item and returns the original to the owner. It assures community members that their documents and artifacts will be stewarded with care, respect, and professionalism.
Community members may bring their family photographs, paper documents, newspaper clippings, and stories to the Blacksburg Library for the History Harvest. Staff and volunteers will be set up with all the tools and equipment (scanners and audio/visual recorders) needed to preserve everyone’s memories.
For more information contact Jenny, the Christiansburg Institute Museum and Archives curator at email@example.com or Blacksburg Library at (540) 552-8246; or visit the Library’s website at www.mfrl.org.