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Down East Heritage Day
November 2, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pmFree
Building Capacity for Public History in Washington County is the theme of Down East Heritage Day, planned for Saturday, November 2, at the Community College in Calais from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.. A fun and informative program is planned to help Washington County museums, archives and historical societies tell the stories of their communities. Displays, demonstrations and workshops will inform the work of local historical organizations, provide guidelines for preserving and sharing their historical treasures in Down East Maine.
Every historical society from the area is encouraged to feature a few artifacts, documents or other items that exhibit their work. A discussion of the basics of digitization will be led by Candace Kanes, one of the builders of the Maine Memory Network, followed by a demonstration of how to construct an online history trail for locals and visitors. Adam Fisher, Director of Collections, Digital Preservation and Promotion at the Maine State Library will explain how our local organizations can use the Digital Maine Repository, with a discussion of digitization standards and how to set up finding aids.
“We can benefit by working together,” observes event organizer Colin Windhorst, who adds that the goal is to encourage the museums, archives and historical societies of Washington County to preserve and share the public history of Down East Maine.
Registration for Down East Heritage Day is by email to firstname.lastname@example.org , with a ten dollar fee payable on the occasion. Participants are asked to bring their own lunch. To reserve a display table, or for more information please contact Dr. Windhorst at 726-3905, or by email at the above address.