The Montezuma County Historical Society is developing a program for residents to share historical photos that show life in the region from the late 1800s to the 1950s.
The new Montezuma Heritage Museum will host the program, “Save Our History – Tell Our Stories.”
Photos will be permanently identified by their donor and digitally stored in the new museum’s Archive and Research Center. The photos will be accessible to family members and researchers with donor approval.
Scanning events are:
Oct. 24: Cortez Public Library, 202 N. Park St., 3-6 p.m.Oct. 26: Cortez Public Library, noon-4 p.m.Oct. 30: Mancos Public Library, 211 W. First St., 10 a.m.–2:30 p.m. Nov. 8: Dolores Public Library, 1002 Railroad Ave., 10 a.m.-3 p.m.There is no charge for scanning, and photos are returned immediately.
Owners may also bring in or show pictures of any historical artifacts they may consider donating or loaning to the museum, as well as historic letters and diaries that can be copied. Materials about the campaign to create the Montezuma Heritage Museum will be available, and complimentary homemade cookies and apple cider will be served.
For more information, email Ann Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org or Barbara Stagg at email@example.com.