The Mass. Memories Road Show is headed to WALTHAM, MA
Saturday, July 16, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm.
Residents of Waltham are invited to become a part of Massachusetts history by sharing photos and stories with a state-wide archive of local history at UMass Boston
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FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions about the Waltham Road Show
The event is free and open to all.
To register, email Diane LeBlanc or call 781-663-0130 - drop-ins also welcome!
Want to participate?
Take some time to go through your family photo albums and scrapbooks and pick out two or three photographs that are important to you and you think best represent yourself, your family or your community.
They can be old or new; formal or snapshots; color or black-and-white. They can be photos of you, your children or your ancestors. They can be photos of weddings, family reunions, military service or holiday gatherings. They can be photos of town functions, sporting events, or everyday activities. Original, unframed photos are best; as are photos in which you can identify the people pictured.
Bring your photos to the National Archives (380 Trapelo Road, Waltham) on
Saturday, July 16 from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm.
We will scan the photos and immediately return them to you. You will be invited to share a 3-4 minute story about your photographs on camera and take a “keepsake photo” to document your participation in the event. All photos and stories scanned at the event will become part of the UMass Boston digital archive, online at www.MassMemories.net. Digital copies will also be available locally.
This is the Mass. Memories Road Show's only stop in Waltham, so come out and make sure your photos and stories are included!.
Shuttle bus : A free shuttle bus will be available from downtown Waltham to the National Archive and back. There will be a stop at the Mill, 190 Moody Street, and other stops may be added based upon advance word from large groups.
Click [here] for a printable flyer for the event!
The Mass. Memories Road Show is a state-wide public history project that documents Massachusetts history through family photos and stories. Our goal is to create a digital portrait of the Commonwealth--in all its rich diversity--for students, scholars, community organizers and residents of the 351 cities and towns that make up our state. We hope this digital portrait will also serve as an education resource for future generations, as the photos, stories and memories contributed today become tomorrow's history.