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Participants may have an old photo such as this picture of Hudson's Sixth Street School that can be part of the Community Scan Day. Submitted photo.

Community Scan Day Nov. 3 at Hudson Library

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Do you have old family photos you would like to have scanned? If so, you can bring 10 to 20 photos to the Community Scan Day to have them digitized for free.

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The Hudson Area Library and the St. Croix County Historical Society will host a Community Scan Day on Saturday, Nov. 3, at the Hudson Area Library, 700 First Street, in room 219 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

"Maybe you have photos of Hudson in the good old days, like the car races on the ice or a photo of your grandpa who use to work at the North Hudson Car Shops," said SCCHS volunteer Jacki Bradham. "You might have photos of the thrashing machine on the farm or a prominent citizen like Charlie Ward, Wilder Penfield, or even Ammah Andrews. You are invited to share your photos at the Community Scan Day.

"Participants may bring more than just photos; items like documents and letters can be scanned and there will be a photographer on hand for three-dimensional items such as a paintings, a war metal or maybe grandma's cross-stitching, or grandpa's hand-carved butter mold.

"We would love to see any items that reflect the local history, people, places and events in Hudson and the surrounding area. Please bring photos of local homes, businesses, churches, schools, social events, past residents, or landmarks, the Toll Bridge, the St. Croix River, military items, local railroads and other topics of interest."

Participants will receive a free CD with the scans of their items that can be shared with family and friends. The scans will also help contribute to the local history collection and will be made available to view online. 

No registration is necessary, and items will be scanned on a first come, first served basis. This is a free event, however donations are appreciated. Call the library at (715) 386-3101 for more information.

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