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The Mass. Memories Road Show: Some Notes On Bridging And Bonding, Joanne M. Riley Apr 2008

The Mass. Memories Road Show: Some Notes On Bridging And Bonding, Joanne M. Riley

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Four years ago, the Mass. Studies Project at UMass Boston launched a cultural heritage project that we dubbed the “Mass. Memories Road Show,” a real-world mashup of PBS’s Antiques Road Show (people bring their personal stuff to a local event for professional perusal) and the Library of Congress’ American Memory Project (digitize historic stuff and share it with the world). Our ambitious goal was – and still is! – to visit each of the 351 communities in Massachusetts, inviting residents to bring in photographs that reflect themselves and their families in that community. At the public “Road Show” events, we digitize ...