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The Mass. Memories Road Show (MMRS) at UMass Boston is an event-based public history project that digitizes family photos and memories shared by the people of Massachusetts. University Archives staff work with local planning teams to organize free public events where residents are invited to bring family photos to be scanned and included in this digital archive. Contributors are invited to share “the story behind the photos” on video, have their own “keepsake photo” taken, and receive advice from professional archivists and historians on dating and caring for their family photos.

 

To date, the project has digitized more than 4,000 photos and stories from across the state, creating an educational resource of primary sources for future generations. Over time, we hope to visit each of the 351 cities and towns in Massachusetts.

The Mass. Memories Road Show is supported in part through the generosity of the Patricia C. Flaherty '81 Endowment Fund at University of Massachusetts Boston.


For a detailed introduction to the Road Show, please consult the Project Handbook, which may be freely downloaded, printed and shared.

 

The Mass. Memories Road Show project is now part of Open Archives at UMass Boston (http://openarchives.umb.edu). We are in the process of transferring all of the Mass. Memories photos from www.massmemories.net into this new, searchable, online database. Below are links to the current online location for each of the Road Show collections to date. We will update this list as additional photos are transferred here to the new system. Thank you for your patience during this transition!

 

-> Browse Mass. Memories Road Show images on OpenArchives

 

ROAD SHOWS HERE ON UMASS BOSTON'S OPENARCHIVES SITE
Irish Immigrant Experience Nov 17, 2013
Provincetown Sept 28, 2013
Stoughton May 5, 2013
Lexington March 16, 2013
Halifax November 11, 2012
Peabody October 20, 2012
Milton
May 12, 2012
Lowell March 24, 2012
Boston Harbor Islands September 17, 2011
Waltham July 16, 2011
Sharon June 12, 2011
New Bedford April 23, 2011
ROAD SHOWS ON MASSMEMORIES.NET AWAITING TRANSFER
Duxbury October 23, 2010
Stoneham October 16, 2010
Danvers June 26, 2010
Reading October 24, 2009
Falmouth September 26, 2009
Truro August 15, 2009
Project ALERTA: Boston Public School Children July 14, 2009
Norwell February 14, 2009
Remembering Home: Boston Public Housing October 25, 2008
Natick September 27, 2008
Brewster September 13, 2008
World War II Stories September 7, 2007
Deerfield July 1, 2007
Hebrew Senior Life June 10 & 11, 2007
Quincy June 2, 2007
Grub Street Writing Project April 23, 2007
Dorchester (Lower Mills) December 2, 2006
Dorchester May 13, 2006
Dorchester (Codman Square) March 18, 2006
Dorchester (Fields Corner) January 11 & 18, 2007
Roxbury (Hibernian Hall) May 15, 2005
Norwood October 23, 2004

Images Coming Soon:

Wayland, MA
(held Mar 8, 2014)

 

In process: 

Video records

 

Upcoming Road Shows:

Wayland, MA
Mar 8, 2014

 

UMass Boston 50th Anniversary 
May 2 & 3, 2014

 

Allston-Brighton
Oct 25, 2014

 

West End 
Nov 15, 2014

 
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