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Digitizing Somerset County’s Common Heritage

Exploring the Evolution of a Thriving Community

2018-10-20 13:00:00 2018-10-20 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. Bridgewater branch

Saturday, October 20
1:00pm - 3:00pm

Add to Calendar 2018-10-20 13:00:00 2018-10-20 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. Bridgewater branch

Bridgewater branch

Meeting Room ABC

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.

Bridgewater branch

bridgewater@sclibnj.org
Phone: 908-458-8415
Branch manager
Edward Hoag

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

About this branch

Upcoming events

Tue, Apr 23, 9:30am - 12:00pm
Registration is now closed

Technical Training Center
Tue, Apr 23, 10:00am - 11:30am

Meeting Room A
Tue, Apr 23, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Technical Training Center
Wed, Apr 24, 10:00am - 11:30am

Meeting Room C
Wed, Apr 24, 10:30am - 12:00pm

Thu, Apr 25, 9:30am - 12:00pm
Registration is now closed

Meeting Room AB
Thu, Apr 25, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Meeting Room ABC
Thu, Apr 25, 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Meeting Room ABC
Fri, Apr 26, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Meeting Room ABC
Mon, Apr 29, 10:00am - 10:30am

Meeting Room ABC
Mon, Apr 29, 6:00pm - 6:45pm

Youth Services Room
Tue, Apr 30, 9:00am - 9:00pm

Tue, Apr 30, 9:30am - 12:00pm
Registration is now closed

Meeting Room AB
Tue, Apr 30, 9:45am - 10:15am

Meeting Room AB
Tue, Apr 30, 10:30am - 11:00am

Story Well
Tue, Apr 30, 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Technical Training Center
Wed, May 01, 10:00am - 11:30am

Story Well
Wed, May 01, 10:00am - 10:30am

Meeting Room C
Wed, May 01, 10:30am - 12:00pm

Wed, May 01, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Story Well
Wed, May 01, 7:00pm - 7:30pm

Story Well
Thu, May 02, 9:30am - 10:00am

Technical Training Center
Thu, May 02, 9:30am - 12:00pm
Registration is now closed

Public Tables
Thu, May 02, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Story Well
Thu, May 02, 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Story Well
Fri, May 03, 10:00am - 10:30am

Meeting Room AB
Fri, May 03, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Meeting Room ABC
Sat, May 04, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Story Well
Mon, May 06, 10:00am - 10:30am

Meeting Room ABC
Mon, May 06, 11:00am - 1:00pm

Technical Training Center
Mon, May 06, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Technical Training Center
Tue, May 07, 9:30am - 12:00pm
Registration is now closed

Technical Training Center
Wed, May 08, 10:00am - 11:30am

Story Well
Wed, May 08, 10:00am - 10:30am

Public Area
Wed, May 08, 10:30am - 12:00pm

Technical Training Center
Wed, May 08, 1:30pm - 3:00pm

Technical Training Center
Wed, May 08, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Story Well
Wed, May 08, 7:00pm - 7:30pm

Story Well
Thu, May 09, 9:30am - 10:00am

Thu, May 09, 9:30am - 12:00pm
Registration is now closed

Story Well
Fri, May 10, 10:00am - 10:30am

Story Well
Mon, May 13, 10:00am - 10:30am

Technical Training Center
Tue, May 14, 9:30am - 12:00pm
Registration is now closed

Technical Training Center
Tue, May 14, 1:30pm - 3:00pm

Technical Training Center
Wed, May 15, 10:00am - 11:30am

Story Well
Wed, May 15, 10:00am - 10:30am

Meeting Room B
Wed, May 15, 10:00am - 12:00pm

Meeting Room C
Wed, May 15, 10:30am - 12:00pm

Technical Training Center
Wed, May 15, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Registration opens Monday, April 22 2019 at 9:00am

Story Well
Wed, May 15, 7:00pm - 7:30pm

Story Well
Thu, May 16, 9:30am - 10:00am

Technical Training Center
Thu, May 16, 9:30am - 12:00pm
Registration is now closed

Meeting Room ABC
Thu, May 16, 10:00am - 10:45am

Story Well
Thu, May 16, 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Technical Training Center
Thu, May 16, 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Story Well
Fri, May 17, 10:00am - 10:30am

Meeting Room ABC
Fri, May 17, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Meeting Room ABC
Mon, May 20, 10:00am - 10:30am

Meeting Room ABC
Mon, May 20, 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Registration opens Monday, April 29 2019 at 9:00am

Tue, May 21, 9:30am - 12:00pm
Registration is now closed

Technical Training Center
Tue, May 21, 10:00am - 11:30am

Meeting Room ABC
Tue, May 21, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Meeting Room C
Tue, May 21, 7:00pm - 8:30pm