Hudson Area Library seeks items of historical interestHudson area residents are invited to bring old family photos, letters, documents and any other items that might shed light on the community’s history to the Hudson Area Library on Saturday, Nov. 3.
Hudson area residents are invited to bring old family photos, letters, documents and any other items that might shed light on the community’s history to the Hudson Area Library on Saturday, Nov. 3.
The library, in cooperation with the St. Croix County Historical Society, will be hosting a Community Scan Day.
Volunteers will scan or photograph the items and return them to the owners, along with digitized copies of them on a computer disc.
The library and historical society also will keep a copy of the scans for their digital archives.
“I think it’s a good idea. I think there’s a lot of things that maybe even Willis Miller didn’t know that might be out there,” said Library Director Linda Donaldson, referring to the late publisher and editor of the Hudson-Star Observer, who also was a keeper of local history.
“There is a lot of historical information that has been preserved in this community already. I think this will help supplement,” she added.
Donaldson said the digital copies will be kept in the library’s history room.
The company that will provide the scanning equipment also will make the items available on its website.
A training night for the volunteers will take place Friday, Nov. 2.
The scanning will happen from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
The number of items per person that will be scanned is limited to 10 to 20.
For more information, ask at the library’s circulation desk or call the library at (715) 386-3101. The library is located at 700 First St. in Hudson.