Friday, November 23, 2018

Portugal Cove-St. Philip's Photo Scanning Party, Dec 4th.

Photo Scanning Party
Town of PCSP Public Library
Tuesday, Dec 4th, 10am

Do you have an old photo album that might include images from Portugal Cove-St. Philip's? The Portugal Cove-St. Philip's Family History Club is hosting a scanning party, to help preserve and share old photos for all to see.

The society is looking for old photos of the community, from the 1880s to the 1980s, including anything showing old buildings, garden parties, family reunions, or cars decorated for weddings. The event will be hosted in partnership with the intangible cultural heritage office of Heritage NL.

“We want to see those snapshots Nan kept in the old biscuit tin in the closet,” says folklorist Dale Jarvis with Heritage NL. “Sometimes photos from the 1970s and ‘80s include buildings or structures that have been torn down, so even if they aren’t ancient photographs, they can still help us document changes to the community.”

Heritage NL staff will be on site to scan the photographs and ask questions about who or what is in the photo. If you bring your own USB flash drive, you can take home a digital copy as well as your original photographs.

The digital copies will be used by the town for a future old photos night during Heritage Week in February. Photos will also be shared on Facebook with the owner’s permission, and a copy will be uploaded to Memorial University’s Digital Archives Initiative, which is indexed and archived for history buffs everywhere.

So go ahead and dig out those old photos, and come out on Tuesday, Dec 4th, 10am, at the Town of Portugal Cove-St. Philip's Public Library, located at the back entrance to the town hall, 1119 Thorburn Road.

Free event, register online at:

Photo courtesy Ruth Bugden, who was one of our
participants in the Portugal Cove Memory Mug Up
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