Learn how to create your own family archive and contribute to the Milwaukee North Side Community Archive!
Join Whose Land?, a Cultures & Communities partnering project, for its Milwaukee Community Archive Day on October 22 from 9:30am to 2:00pm at the Wisconsin Black Historical Society and Museum. The event will feature a free hot brunch and assistance with scanning, digitizing, and organizing your personal and family collections (photographs, letters, keepsakes, etc.) so that you might begin your own private archive. Professional archivists from UWM and the Wisconsin Black Historical Society will be on hand to offer advice and assistance. This event will serve a greater community-based effort in Milwaukee’s North Side (and Metcalfe Park in particular) to preserve memories and stories of place in a community archive. The stories collected at this event will focus on lost spaces where families once had homes, businesses, or other experiences, with the hope that the collection will continue to grow and preserve community history over generations.
Interested in attending? RSVP here to reserve yourself a free plate!
Milwaukee Community Archive Day is co-sponsored by Metcalfe Park Community Bridges, the Wisconsin Black Historical Society, the Whose Land? Project, and the Wisconsin Humanities Council.