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Making History with LVA

Wednesday, October 12 at 5:30pm to 7:30pm

More dates through December 14, 2022

With more content and research moving online, we seek to make digital documents as accessible as possible by crowdsourcing their contents. Volunteers will transcribe handwritten pages and historical newspapers by reading the text and typing it into digital form. Join us for a virtual volunteer session to learn how you can help make historical documents more searchable and usable for researchers now and in the future.

Each session will focus on one or more of these three crowdsourcing projects (depending on document availability):

After Library of Virginia staff members introduce the platform and demonstrate the activity, volunteers will work independently for the remaining time. Participants can share their screens and ask questions about specific documents or issues. Information about joining through Zoom will be emailed the week of the event.

Participate in enhancing access to collections of over 400 years of Virginia history, people, and culture. From peace to wartime, wedding announcements and world-changing events, and court records to letters home, there will be something for everyone. Help us tell the narrative of all Virginians—the famous, infamous and even anonymous—and join us in Making History.

Contact Sonya Coleman for more information at makinghistory@virginiamemory.com or call Hands On Greater Richmond at 804-330-7400. Registration is required.

Virtual Event

Price

Free

Type

Interactive & Hands-On

Topic

History

Website

http://www.lva.virginia.gov/news/cale...

Cost

Free, but registration is required.

Is this a digital event?

Yes

Digital Event URL

https://www.handsonrva.org/opportunity/a0C5c00000KtX6gEAF

Contact Information

makinghistory@virginiamemory.com

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