The historical society has planned a document and photograph scanning event 10 a.m to noon Wednesday at Wellsville City Library, 115 W. Sixth St. Historical society staff will scan Franklin County photographs and written memorabilia that area residents bring in to help preserve and catalog the artifacts.
The scanned copies will be added to the county’s historical archives and might appear on its recently expanded website, www.franklincokshistory.org
Photos and documents may be from any time period in Franklin County’s history. Examples of materials sought are photographs, letters, diaries and documents, such as business advertising items that pertain to Franklin County. In return for sharing their family and/or business items, owners will receive a disk containing the scanned copies of the images they provide.
This scanning event marks the third of several such collecting sessions the historical society has organized at Franklin County libraries and museums this year in conjunction with the society’s 75th anniversary, Deborah Barker, the society’s director, said.
“Our earlier sessions this year at Pomona and Williamsburg libraries went really well,” Barker said. “We’ve already added some great photos to the website and we’ve put copies on file in the society’s photo collection.”
People may make arrangements to have their documents scanned at the Franklin County Historical Society Archives and Records Center, 1124 West Seventh St. Terrace, by calling (785) 242-1232.
The records center is open 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.