Community Digitization Days

September 29, 2017

Join us for a Digitization Day where members of the public can bring in a range of paper-based archival cultural heritage materials, such as photographs and letters, that help to tell the story of their community, Mount Auburn Cemetery, and the nearly 100,000 people buried and commemorated there.

During the digitization day, consultants from the Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) will hold a series of informational sessions about preserving and digitizing family collections, scan materials, rehouse originals in archival enclosures, and give participants a flash drive with their digital copies–all free of charge. With permission, materials will be used as interpretive and educational content for Mount Auburn’s new mobile app.

Register for a time-slot to have your materials digitized:

Saturday, October 14 at Watertown Free Public Library

Friday, October 20 at Cambridge Public Library


Rest House at Mount Auburn Cemetery, Elizabeth Antonizick, 1959)

Partners: Cambridge Historical Society, Cambridge Public Library, Historical Society of Watertown, Northeast Document Conservation Center, Project SAVE Armenian Photograph Archives, Watertown Free Public Library.

Funding provided by: National Endowment for the Humanities Common Heritage Grant







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