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Digitizing Somerset County’s Common Heritage

Exploring the Evolution of a Thriving Community

2018-04-07 13:00:00 2018-04-07 15:00:00 America/New_York Digitizing Somerset County’s Common Heritage In partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), SCLSNJ will be collecting, cataloging, and preserving the collective memories of Somerset County residents. Hillsborough branch

Saturday, April 07
1:00pm - 3:00pm

Add to Calendar 2018-04-07 13:00:00 2018-04-07 15:00:00 America/New_York Digitizing Somerset County’s Common Heritage In partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), SCLSNJ will be collecting, cataloging, and preserving the collective memories of Somerset County residents. Hillsborough branch

Hillsborough branch

Program Room AB

In partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), SCLSNJ will be collecting, cataloging, and preserving the collective memories of Somerset County residents.

Utilizing a suite of digitization equipment including high resolution scanners, a lightbox, a digital single-lens reflex camera, and more; and the expertise of SCLSNJ’s archival and historical librarians, the Library will be providing residents the opportunity to both preserve and learn about their own history and that of their neighbors.

Somerset County residents should bring no more than 5 items to each digitization session,  including:

Historic photographs, letters, or documents;
Sketches, paintings, or other artwork;
Family heirlooms including recipes;
Jewelry or decorative arts;
Textiles such as quilts, samplers, flags, or uniforms;
Antique toys;
And, other artifacts.

If a resident has a more robust collection of historical items that they wish to digitize, that patron should make a one-on-one appointment with the library by emailing CommonHeritage@sclibnj.org. If a patron wishes to share an oral history of a historic and/or life event, short recorded interviews can be arranged.

SCLSNJ will make these collective memories available for research and use for future generations by contributing digitized items to Rutgers University’s New Jersey Digital Highway, by making them available in our library’s online catalog, and by submitting them to the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA).

SCLSNJ’s Common Heritage initiative has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in these Library programs do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Will you need a special accommodation (including food allergy if applicable to the program)? If so, please contact the library and provide at least two weeks notice prior to the event date and the library will make every effort to honor all requests. Thereafter, requests will still be considered and may have less of a chance of being honored.

Hillsborough branch

hillsborough@sclibnj.org
Phone: 908-458-8420
Branch manager
Karen Pifher

Hours
We're closed Sunday April 21
Mon, Apr 15 9:30AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Apr 16 9:30AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Apr 17 9:30AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Apr 18 9:30AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Apr 19 9:30AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Apr 20 9:30AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Apr 21 Closed
(Easter)

About this branch

Upcoming events

Conference Room
Mon, Apr 22, 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Canceled
Tue, Apr 23, 10:00am - 12:00pm

Program Room A
Tue, Apr 23, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
This event is full

Canceled
Wed, Apr 24, 10:00am - 12:00pm

Conference Room
Wed, Apr 24, 10:00am - 11:30am

Program Room B
Wed, Apr 24, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Program Room B
Wed, Apr 24, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
This event is full

Canceled
Thu, Apr 25, 10:00am - 12:00pm

Conference Room
Thu, Apr 25, 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Canceled
Fri, Apr 26, 10:00am - 12:00pm

Program Room B
Fri, Apr 26, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Program Room A
Fri, Apr 26, 3:45pm - 4:45pm

Program Room AB
Sat, Apr 27, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Program Room A
Mon, Apr 29, 10:00am - 10:45am
This event is full

Mon, Apr 29, 3:45pm - 5:00pm
This event is full

Program Room A
Mon, Apr 29, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
This event is full

Mon, Apr 29, 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Conference Room
Mon, Apr 29, 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Program Room AB
Mon, Apr 29, 7:00pm - 8:15pm
This event is full

Program Room A
Tue, Apr 30, 9:30am - 10:15am
This event is full

Program Room A
Tue, Apr 30, 10:30am - 10:50am

Canceled
Tue, Apr 30, 11:00am - 1:00pm

Program Room AB
Tue, Apr 30, 11:00am - 1:00pm

Tue, Apr 30, 4:00pm - 8:00pm

Tue, Apr 30, 4:45pm - 6:30pm
This event is full

Tue, Apr 30, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Tue, Apr 30, 6:30pm - 8:15pm

Program Room B
Tue, Apr 30, 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Conference Room
Wed, May 01, 10:00am - 11:30am

Wed, May 01, 4:00pm - 8:00pm

Wed, May 01, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Program Room B
Wed, May 01, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Program Room B
Thu, May 02, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Thu, May 02, 4:00pm - 8:00pm

Thu, May 02, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Sat, May 04, 1:50pm - 4:00pm
This event is full

Sat, May 04, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Program Room A
Mon, May 06, 10:00am - 10:45am
This event is full

Mon, May 06, 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Conference Room
Mon, May 06, 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Program Room A
Tue, May 07, 9:30am - 10:15am
This event is full

Program Room A
Tue, May 07, 10:30am - 10:50am
This event is full

Tue, May 07, 4:00pm - 8:00pm

Tue, May 07, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Conference Room
Wed, May 08, 10:00am - 11:30am

Program Room B
Wed, May 08, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Wed, May 08, 3:45pm - 5:00pm
This event is full

Program Room A
Wed, May 08, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
This event is full

Wed, May 08, 4:00pm - 8:00pm

Program Room A
Wed, May 08, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Wed, May 08, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Thu, May 09, 4:00pm - 8:00pm

Thu, May 09, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Program Room AB
Thu, May 09, 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Program Room A
Sat, May 11, 10:00am - 10:30am

Children's Room
Sat, May 11, 10:00am - 4:00pm

Sat, May 11, 1:50pm - 4:00pm
This event is full

Sat, May 11, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Program Room A
Sat, May 11, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Program Room A
Mon, May 13, 10:00am - 10:45am
This event is full

Mon, May 13, 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Conference Room
Mon, May 13, 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Program Room A
Tue, May 14, 9:30am - 10:15am
This event is full

Program Room A
Tue, May 14, 10:30am - 10:50am
This event is full

Program Room B
Tue, May 14, 2:30pm - 4:00pm

Tue, May 14, 4:00pm - 8:00pm

Tue, May 14, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Program Room B
Tue, May 14, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
This event is full

Conference Room
Wed, May 15, 10:00am - 11:30am

Program Room A
Wed, May 15, 10:00am - 11:00am
This event is full

Program Room A
Wed, May 15, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
This event is full

Wed, May 15, 4:00pm - 8:00pm

Conference Room
Wed, May 15, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Program Room A
Wed, May 15, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Wed, May 15, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Program Room A
Thu, May 16, 10:00am - 10:45am
This event is full

Thu, May 16, 4:00pm - 8:00pm

Conference Room
Thu, May 16, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Thu, May 16, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Canceled
Thu, May 16, 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Program Room A
Fri, May 17, 10:00am - 10:45am
This event is full

Program Room A
Fri, May 17, 3:45pm - 4:45pm

Canceled
Sat, May 18, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Sat, May 18, 1:50pm - 4:00pm
This event is full

Sat, May 18, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Program Room A
Mon, May 20, 10:00am - 10:45am
This event is full

Mon, May 20, 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Conference Room
Mon, May 20, 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Program Room AB
Mon, May 20, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
This event is full

Program Room A
Tue, May 21, 9:30am - 10:15am
This event is full

Program Room A
Tue, May 21, 10:30am - 10:50am
This event is full

Program Room B
Tue, May 21, 11:00am - 1:00pm

Tue, May 21, 4:00pm - 8:00pm

Program Room A
Tue, May 21, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Tue, May 21, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Conference Room
Tue, May 21, 7:00pm - 8:00pm