Do you have historic family photos, documents, letters, or other items that offer insight into the Hudson area’s past? Join in the Community Scan Day to preserve and contribute to local history! The Hudson Area Library, in partnership with the St. Croix County Historical Society, is hosting a Community Photo Scan Day on November 3 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Hudson Area Library, 700 First Street, Hudson, Wisconsin.
The public is invited to share their local history and help build a community digital photo collection. Volunteers will scan or photograph your historic photos, slides, documents or objects (limit 10 to 20 items per person). You keep your original items and receive a CD with digitized copies for sharing or saving. The Library and the Historical Society will keep a copy of the scans for their digital archives. The scans will posted online where family, friends and the community can access them.
We are seeking items that reflect local history, people, places and events. In particular, photos of local scenes and buildings; past residents; social events; the Toll Bridge; the St. Croix River; military (Civil War, WWI, WWII, etc.); the North Hudson Car Shops and local railroads; the lumber industry; farming; churches; schools; and businesses.
This is a free event, however donations are appreciated. Items will be scanned on a drop-in basis; patrons may experience a wait during busy times. If you have any questions, please contact the Hudson Area Library at (715) 386-3101.