The Living History Project at Sparks Museum & Cultural Center is an event-based public history project that digitizes family photos and memories shared by the people of Sparks, Nevada. The free event from noon to 4 p.m. on March 4 aims to bring together community members to record and digitize historic photos and documents brought in by the participants.
The project aims to create an educational resource of primary sources for future generations. Residents are invited to bring family photos, letters, documents, or artifacts which are significant to the history of Sparks to be scanned and included in the museum’s digital archive. Contributors can choose to share “the story behind the photos” on video, and receive advice from archivists and historians on caring for their family photos. Participants also will receive a copy of their digitized item on a flash drive, as well as free preservation materials to protect their artifact while supplies last.
Everyone who lives or works in Sparks, past or present, is invited to participate. After the main digitization event, the museum gallery will exhibit the photos and documents collected. This project aims to bring the community together to celebrate each individual’s contribution to our city of Sparks, Nevada.
The Sparks Museum Living History Project is sponsored by the City of Sparks.