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Nauck Community Scan-In

Do you have a piece of Nauck/Green Valley History to share?

On Monday, June 3,  the Center for Local History will hold a community scan-in for the Nauck neighborhood, at the Drew Model Elementary School, from 6:00-7:30 pm.

Community Scan-ins are events where the Center for Local History makes available its scanning equipment for the purpose of gathering local history by digitizing photographs, slides, photo negatives, or even personal documents. We keep a copy for researchers here at the Center for Local History, and give you a digital copy as well. You keep the originals, but the image can be available to researchers, students, and those interested in the collective memory of the community.

So if you have old photographs, slides, or other images that relate to the history of the Green Valley/Nauck area, we would love it if you could come out, show your support, and let us digitize them for you!

Scanned images will be donated to Drew School, to help build a local history archive for students to use.

Last Saturday was the first of what we hope will be many “community scan-ins” at the Green Valley Memorial Day Block Party, held in collaboration with the Nauck Civic Association Community Affairs Committee’s History & Heritage Program:

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The Center for Local History’s Judy Knudsen and Chinn Funeral Home’s Tyra Baker look at some old photos of Green Valley to be scanned.

As this was our first time out, it was a learning experience…

One thing we learned is that weather is the natural enemy of outdoor scan-in events. Last Saturday’s strong winds meant that our new banner couldn’t be put up without becoming a sail and falling over. In addition, our tent was threatening to blow away and had to be taken down. All this meant that, with the day’s bright sun, it was difficult to see the computer monitors to actually do the scanning, which led to the use of an umbrella purchased from Green Valley Pharmacy as a sunshade.

It was an effective, if ridiculous-looking solution:

The Center for Local History’s Tad Suiter (under umbrella) and Judy Knudsen.

The Center for Local History’s Tad Suiter (under umbrella) and Judy Knudsen.

If you have images of the Nauck neighborhood that you would like to share but you cannot make it Monday, or if you would be interested in having a community scan-in in your neighborhood, please feel free to contact us at the Center for Local History and we will try to help you out!
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  1. [...] is optional. I’ve had two opportunities to volunteer for this project, the first attending a block party and the second a blood drive. Both occasions broadened my knowledge of an Arlington neighborhood [...]

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