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Coming in November! Mass. Memories Road Show Bellingham Library & Bellingham Historical Commission Collaboration

Your Photographs are Part of History!
The Bellingham Public Library and the Bellingham Historical Commission invite you to share your photographs with the community by participating in the Mass. Memories Road Show (MMRS), which is coming to Bellingham on Saturday, November 5th from 10 a.m to 3 p.m. Whether you live or work in Bellingham, are a new resident or lived here your entire life, or have family roots here, we would love to have you come and bring up to 3 unframed photographs to be scanned into a digital collection. 
Photographs can be original prints, digital images, or even cell phone images. We will scan your photos, return them to you, and help you record your memories.  You will be asked to describe the photos in your own words. In addition, you may also choose to share “the story behind the photos” on video, have your own “keepsake photo” taken, receive advice on caring for your family photos, and learn from one another about the history of your community. All photos will be added to the digital collection at openarchives.umb.edu.
The Mass. Memories Road Show is a statewide, event-based participatory archiving program that documents people, places, and events in Massachusetts history through family photographs and stories. Archivists and public historians in University Archives and Special Collections in the Joseph P. Healey Library at UMass Boston collaborate with local planning teams and volunteers to organize free public events where individuals bring photographs to be copied and included in a digital archive.  Since its launch in 2004, the Mass. Memories Road Show has digitized more than 12,000 photographs and stories from across the state, creating an educational resource of primary sources for future generations. To learn more about MMRS go to https://blogs.umb.edu/massmemories/
If you have questions about the program, please contact Bernadette Rivard, Library Director & Secretary of the Bellingham Historical Commission at [email protected]
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