Saturday, Jun 02, 2018 10:00a -
Pao Arts Center
99 Albany Street
Boston, MA 02111
The Mass. Memories Road Show (MMRS) is an event-based public history project that digitizes family photos and memories shared by the people of Massachusetts. It is produced by the University Archives & Special Collections Department at the Joseph P. Healey Library, UMass Boston, which partners with local communities to organize free public events where residents are invited to bring up to three family photos to be scanned and included in an online digital collection.
On Saturday, June 2nd, anyone with a personal connection to Chinese immigration to Massachusetts is invited to bring up to three photos that represent themselves, their families and/or their community, whether very recently or generations ago. Any photos are welcome: family reunions, special occasions, snapshots, candids, weddings, military service, etc. Old or new—unframed originals preferred. Contributors may bring print, digital, and even cell phone images. The photos will be scanned onsite, and the originals immediately returned to their owners. There will also be a video area where individuals can tell a brief story about their photos on camera. Professional archivists will be on hand to advise contributors on how to care for and protect their precious family artifacts. This event is free and open to the public.
A special thanks to the Greater Malden Asian American Coalition (GMAAC), Quincy Asian Resources Inc, and the Pao Arts Center—BCNC for their support in organizing this event.
The Mass. Memories Road Show is co-sponsored by the Patricia C. Flaherty ’81 Endowed Fund. The Chinese Immigration program is made possible through support from generous community donors.