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Free Archives Workshop Will Discuss Digitizing Family Photographs

OSWEGO, NY – The Oswego County Historical Society will sponsor a free workshop entitled “Digitzing Your Family Photographs” on Oct. 22 from 10 am to noon in the Community Room of the Oswego Public Library, 120 E. Second St.

The presenter will be Kent Stuetz, Regional Advisory Officer for the Central New York division of the New York State Archives.

October is nationally recognized as American Archives Month.

Special programs such as this are taking place throughout the state and nation to raise awareness of the value of archival collections and repositories.

“The historical society is hosting this educational workshop to discuss the importance of preserving historic family photographs,” said Justin White, president of the historical society. “Digital scanning can make sharing, restoring and cataloguing photographic collections simple and easy. Many of us just do not know where or how to start and this program will help beginners with that.”

This workshop is part of a series of programs organized by the historical society.

The event is free and open to the public with donations accepted. A minimum of ten participants is necessary, therefore pre-registration is requested.

Anyone interested in attending should call the Richardson-Bates House Museum at 343-1342.

The Oswego County Historical Society is a non-profit organization founded in 1896 and dedicated to the collection, promotion and interpretation of the historical resources of the county.

The museum is located at 135 E. Third St. and is open Thursday through Saturday from 1 – 5 pm and other days by appointment.