Georgetown County Library to Host Heritage Fair

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Old scrapbooks, family letters, photographs and other precious reminders of our past, are items that the Georgetown County Library works daily to preserve. But what about your personal family photos, and items of the past? How do you preserve them for future generations?

Come to the Georgetown County Library on May 31, June 14th and July 12th from 10:00 a.m.- noon and learn how to scan and safely store these items. Visit with area museums and cultural groups to discover how they preserve history and learn firsthand the benefit of preservation. Learn how to create an oral history interview, research your family history and maybe discover a long lost relative! A special presentation will be given by USC professor, Valinda Littlefield on the topic of preservation and why individuals, churches, and other organizations should act now to save our past.

"We want to teach people that preservation can be done by anyone and the benefit is long lasting", said library director, Dwight McInvaill. "We believe the history of Georgetown is very important, from the rice planters and industrialists to the man working at the Paper Mill. No one should be forgotten and we try to preserve as much as we can at the library. But sometimes, the most important history is still waiting to be told. So, we encourage everyone to come to the library and learn how to save their family history".

For more information, contact Julie Warren at jwarren@gtcounty.org or 843-545-3316.

The Heritage Fair is funded by the State Library of South Carolina, the Library Services Technology Act (LSTA), and the Friends of the Georgetown Library.

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