Have you ever lived or worked in Plymouth? Whether you are a newcomer or a lifelong resident, we want your story! Anyone with a connection to the town is invited to share family photographs at the Mass. Memories Road Show, a state-wide digital archive produced by UMass Boston. Be a part of Massachusetts history and share your Plymouth story!
Bring up to three photos – original prints, digital copies on a thumbdrive, or cell phone images – that are important to you. A team of UMass Boston staff and local volunteers will be on hand to scan or copy the materials as well as record the “stories behind the photos.” These photographs and stories will become part of a state-wide digital collection at openarchives.umb.edu as well as being available on the Plymouth Public Library’s website. (All originals will be returned at the event.)
During the event local history aficionados will display resources, answer questions, and lead tours of the Library’s Plymouth Collection Room. Professional archivists will provide advice and guidelines for preserving family photographs and other treasures.
Our goal is attract at least 400 contributors and we want YOU to be one of them! We aim to accurately reflect the composition of our community and to capture an accurate snapshot of “America’s Hometown” on the eve of the 400th commemoration of the landing of the Pilgrims.
The Mass. Memories Road Show is produced by University Archives and Special Collections in the Joseph P. Healey Library at UMass Boston. It is co-sponsored by the Patricia C. Flaherty ’81 Endowed Fund. The Plymouth event is a collaborative effort of the Plymouth Public Library, Pilgrim Hall Museum, Plymouth Antiquarian Society, Town of Plymouth Archivist, Destination Plymouth, and Plymouth 400.
This free program is sponsored by the Plymouth Public Library Corporation and State Aid to Public Libraries. No registration is required. The library has plenty of parking and is fully accessible; please let us know if you need special accommodations to attend. For further information, contact us at 508-830-4250//TTY 508-747-5882.