History Harvest to Digitize School Artifacts

History Harvest to Digitize School Artifacts

A “History Harvest” to preserve and digitize all kinds of school-related artifacts and memorabilia will be held 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 2, at UCF’s Public History Center in Sanford.

Organizers are asking teachers, staffers and former students of area schools who would like to preserve photos, yearbooks, graduation programs, class projects and other items to bring them to the center for a free scanning event and workshop on how to preserve personal and family collections. Oral histories also can be recorded.

With the permission of the participants, the center will use copies of selected materials to create a new exhibit.

The event includes a preservation workshop at 2 p.m., free refreshments, children’s activities and exhibit tours at the facility, which is a hands-on museum and educational center.

 “You can harvest history anytime – as long as it’s ripe,” said Rosalind Beiler, UCF’s director of public history.

The Public History Center is at 301 W. 7th St.

For more about the center and the History Harvest, visit http://www.publichistorycenter.cah.ucf.edu/ or call 407-936-1679.