SHSMO Partners with Ozark Heritage Research Center on Digitization Event in West Plains Next Week

Join us at Garnett Library in West Plains for a free digitization event focused on African American heritage in the Ozarks!

Presented in partnership with the SHSMO Rolla Research Center and the Ozark Heritage Research Center, archivists will be available to digitize photographs, letters, pamphlets, postcards, and other materials that speak to African American heritage in the region. Guests will be provided complimentary copies of their digital files. Attendees will also have the opportunity to record an interview with an oral historian about their items, community history, and genealogy.

Past digitization events in Rolla and Diamond have resulted in more than 250 items digitized on behalf of Missourians. Another event is scheduled October 8 in Clinton.

The event begins at 10 a.m. on September 24 at Garnett Library at 304 W Trish Knight Street, West Plains, MO 65775. Residents of Howell, Texas, Wright, Douglas, Ozark, Shannon, Oregon, Carter, and Ripley counties, as well as points throughout the southern Ozarks, are invited. The event is free, but registration is required.

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