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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 nearly 8,000 photographs 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 Endowed 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.

 

Below are links to the current online location for each of the Road Show collections to date.

 

-> Browse Mass. Memories Road Show images on OpenArchives

 

ROAD SHOWS ON UMASS BOSTON'S OPENARCHIVES SITE
Hyde Park (Boston)
May 14, 2016
Spencer
April 3, 2016
Martha's Vineyard October 25, 2015
Hingham
May 17, 2015
West End (Boston) November 15, 2014
Allston-Brighton October 26, 2014
UMass Boston 50th Anniversary
May 2 & 3, 2014
Wayland March 8, 2014
Irish Immigrant Experience November 17, 2013
Provincetown September 28, 2013
Stoughton May 5, 2013
Lexington March 16, 2013
Halifax November 11, 2012
Peabody October 20, 2012
Milton
May 12, 2012
Roxbury (Dudley Square) April 28, 2012
Lowell March 24, 2012
Boston Harbor Islands September 17, 2011
Waltham July 16, 2011
Sharon June 12, 2011
New Bedford April 23, 2011
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 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 September 7, 2007
Deerfield July 1, 2007
Hebrew Senior Life (Day 2) June 11, 2007
Hebrew Senior Life (Day 1) June 10, 2007
Quincy June 2, 2007
Grub Street Project April 23, 2007
Dorchester (Fields Corner) January 11 & 18, 2007
Dorchester (Lower Mills) December 2, 2006
Dorchester May 13, 2006
Dorchester (Codman Square) March 18, 2006
Dorchester (Codman Square Great Hall) December 19, 2005
Dorchester (Codman Academy) June 4, 2005
Roxbury (Hibernian Hall) May 15, 2005
Norwood October 23, 2004
 

 

We will be announcing our upcoming Road Show events soon.

 

 

Click here to learn more about bringing the Mass. Memories Road Show to your community. And connect with the Mass. Memories Road Show on Facebook!

 
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