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The Deer Park Public Library, in partnership with the Friends of the Deer Park Public Library and the City of Deer Park Historical Committee, will host a Community Scan Day on August 25. The public is invited to attend from 10AM-12PM in the DPPL meeting room.
Library Director Rebecca Pool said the event will create an opportunity for items such as historic family photos, documents, letters and other items to be scanned into a digital archive.
“The public is invited to share their personal Deer Park history to help build a community digital photo collection,” she said. “Volunteers will be on-hand to collect information about your historic photos, slides, or documents (limit 10 to 20 items per person) and then scan them into a digital archive. After they are scanned, you will get to keep your original items and will also receive a digital copy of them on a USB drive.”
Following the event, the Library and the City of Deer Park Historical Committee will add these photos and documents to a Community Digital Archive for physical display and for use in a virtual museum where family, friends and the community can enjoy a look at Deer Park’s early life and path to the present.
“We are very excited to work with our residents to collect items that reflect local history, people, places and events,” said Council member and Historical Committee Chair Sherry Garrison. “In particular, we hope our community will be willing to share photos of local scenes and buildings; past residents; social events; the Houston Ship Channel; the San Jacinto Monument; the oil and chemical industry; churches; schools and businesses.”
The Community Photo Scan Day is free to the public. Items will be scanned on a first-come, first-served basis; patrons may experience a wait during busy times.
For more information, contact the Deer Park Public Library at 281-478-7208 or the reference desk at 281-478-2092.