Scanning day set for Feb. 7


Staff report



Scans of historic photos, such as this one showing East Wapakoneta Street in Waynesfield, is planned for Tuesday, Feb. 7, at the White Memorial Library in Waynesfield.

Scans of historic photos, such as this one showing East Wapakoneta Street in Waynesfield, is planned for Tuesday, Feb. 7, at the White Memorial Library in Waynesfield.


Courtesy photo

WAYNESFIELD — The Auglaize County Historical Society will host a scanning day for historic photographs on Tuesday, Feb. 7, from noon to 3 p.m. at the White Memorial Library, Waynesfield. Local residents are invited to bring any images from anywhere in Auglaize County that date from the 1970s or earlier, and they will be scanned and archived.

Scanning day is part of the historical society’s continuing effort to document the appearance of communities in Auglaize County through the decades, developing a file for as many individual structures/sites as possible.

“We constantly receive inquiries asking about what individual buildings or places in Auglaize County used to look like. We hope to give them the tools needed by providing as many historic images as we can locate. We are grateful to the staff at the White Memorial Library for making this effort possible,” said Historical Society administrator Rachel Barber.

Barber emphasizes that scanning day is more than a way to enhance the Historical Society’s archives.

“We want to be a community partner and want to continue to enhance the quality of life for Auglaize County residents. We believe that scanning day is an important step in that goal,” she said.

Those with questions about this event or any Historical Society programming may contact the organization at auglaizecountyhistory@bright.net or 419-738-9328.

The Auglaize County Historical Society was founded in 1963. The Auglaize County Historical Society collects, preserves, interprets, and shares the history of Auglaize County and its people through exhibits, programs, and publications.

Scans of historic photos, such as this one showing East Wapakoneta Street in Waynesfield, is planned for Tuesday, Feb. 7, at the White Memorial Library in Waynesfield.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2017/02/web1_waynesfield.jpgScans of historic photos, such as this one showing East Wapakoneta Street in Waynesfield, is planned for Tuesday, Feb. 7, at the White Memorial Library in Waynesfield. Courtesy photo

Staff report