Library and Historical Society Launch Digital Archival Project

HancockLibarryLogoOctober is American Archives month! To celebrate, the Hancock County Library System, in cooperation with the Hancock County Historical Society, is hosting Back in Time, a day of archival discovery and participation on Saturday, October 10 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Bay St. Louis-Hancock County Library. Help us make history more accessible to everyone, and learn more about the importance of preserving, cataloging, and caring for the things that are important to you.

•    Anthony J. Scafidi Photography Exhibit: Identify people, places, and events in historical photos from the Hancock County Historical Society’s Anthony J. Scafidi collection. Dozens of mid-century portrait, group, home and business photos from the Bay St. Louis photographer will be on display in the library and on Facebook.

•    Transcribe vintage postcards: Get to know pen pals of the 1940s, 50s and 60s by transcribing the messages on historic postcards. We’re digitizing these postcards and posting them in the Mississippi Digital Library so everyone can enjoy.

•    Scanner demos: Bring a family photo or document and see a demo of our fast new scanner. Maybe it’s time to preserve your past, safe from storms and other hazards.

•    Be a citizen scientist or archivist: Make amazing discoveries with several online projects.  You can do a lot of things computers can’t!

For more information contact Heather at 467-5282.