From John Hennessy:
This Saturday, May 7, the Fredericksburg Area Museum will host a visit from the Library of Virginia’s popular and successful Civil War 150th Legacy Project. This project hopes to inspire everyday people who have family papers, letters, diaries, or images to come forth and have them digitally preserved through scanning and incorporated into the permanent digital collections at the Library of Virginia. The project thus far has produced some impressive results across the state.
So if you have something in the family trove that can be scanned, bring it in. (The focus is on those things not preserved elsewhere.) The event runs all day at the Fredericksburg Area Museum. Appointments are a must, since it can often take some time to assess and scan everything. For more information, click here. To make an appointment, call the museum at 540 371-3037 x 140 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.