Landmarks Society to scan historic photographs Sunday
Special to the Citizen
Here is your chance to help make history! The Morgan County Landmarks Society will be scanning your historic photographs this Sunday afternoon, January 18, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Barnett Parish House next to the Episcopal Church of the Advent in Madison, at the corner of Academy and Kolb Streets.
"We are excited and proud to be carrying on the vision of our founder Miss Carroll Hart," says Landmarks President Richard A. Simpson. "As the director of The Georgia State Archives she created the 'Vanishing Georgia' program to copy, document and save historic photos of life in Georgia, through which current and future citizens can revisit the past."
"Our focus is Morgan County," Simpson continues. "We would like photographs about 50 years old or older, that show people, places, events or artifacts of Morgan County. All old photos, with subjects ranging from the grand to the everyday are a valuable record of our history and deserve to be preserved."
Simpson hopes that members of the public will bring their photos, which will be scanned while they wait and immediately returned to them. "We are not asking you to part with your treasured photo of Great Aunt Myrtice, just bring her over for a short visit and take her back home with you."
The plan is to make digital copies of snapshots, slides, large format prints, and any other record or document of historic interest, with an ultimate goal of making these copies accessible through a public archives.
Look through your albums, attic boxes or framed pictures to see what you have that you would like to be preserved, and join in to make some history now.
For more information, please contact Morgan County Landmarks President Richard A. Simpson at (706) 342-4001; e-mail email@example.com; or write Morgan County Landmarks at P.O. Box 248, Madison, GA 30650.
CONTRIBUTED IMAGE ABOVE RIGHT
A PICTURE OF HISTORY The family of Dr. Bugg in front of their home on Plum Street in Madison, circa 1895; Harris and Lee Warbington are the current resident stewards of this property.
Published in the January 15 edition.