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Antique Speak

Samantha Parish Riggin, an expert on material culture, antiques, and collectibles, will provide general information on the identification of antiques, including terms and category definitions, aiding in a better understanding of community and family heirlooms.

The presentation will include information to take home so you can continue to research your family heirlooms. 

Light refreshments will be served. 

Sunday, April 10th, 2016

2pm-4pm

Christiansburg Public Library

Community Room

125 Sheltman St, Christiansburg, VA

 

Montgomery County Memory Digitization Day, Christiansburg

New River Valley residents are invited to bring up to three (3) items (objects, photographs, or documents) that speak to the history of Montgomery County and its people. Trained Virginia Tech Libraries archivists and staff will photograph or scan visitors' mementos and family items at no charge. Attendees will receive a free digital copy of the photos and scans to take home. Attendees can optionally choose to share the resulting images and the stories behind them on a digital exhibit website dedicated to the project. Experts will be available to help attendees learn about how to best store, care for, and preserve their materials.

Items brought in should belong to the attendee, and assistance will not be available to transport large items. No weapons (including antique firearms, knives, and swords) will be allowed.

So - what should you bring? Here are some ideas, but this list is by no means complete:

These are just some ideas - whatever has meaning to you, your family or relates to Montgomery County, Virginia is welcome! 

Saturday, April 23rd, 2016

10am-2pm

Christiansburg Public Library

Community Room

125 Sheltman St, Christiansburg, VA

 

Montgomery County Memory Digitization Day, Blacksburg

New River Valley residents are invited to bring up to three (3) items (objects, photographs, or documents) that speak to the history of Montgomery County and its people. Trained Virginia Tech Libraries archivists and staff will photograph or scan visitors' mementos and family items at no charge. Attendees will receive a free digital copy of the photos and scans to take home. Attendees can optionally choose to share the resulting images and the stories behind them on a digital exhibit website dedicated to the project. Experts will be available to help attendees learn about how to best store, care for, and preserve their materials.

See above for a list of suggested items to bring!

Items brought in should belong to the attendee, and assistance will not be available to transport large items. No weapons (including antique firearms, knives, and swords) will be allowed.

Saturday, April 30th, 2016

10am-2pm

Newman Library, Virginia Tech

Multipurpose Room, 1st floor

560 Drillfield Drive, Blacksburg, VA

 

A Historian Talks About Montgomery County Memory

Historian Spenser Slough, an expert on the material culture of Southwest Virginia and northeast Tennessee, will give a talk in the fall of 2016 about the historical importance of the documents and objects brought in by Montgomery County residents during the project.

TBA, August 2016

 

Maps and Parking

There is plenty of parking at the Christiansburg Library. Weekend parking is free at Virginia Tech; visitors may park in any free space on the street around Newman Library or may park in the Squires Parking Lot about a block away. Visitors should enter on the first floor of Newman Library through the coffee shop, EspressOasis, and look for signs directing them to the 1st-floor Multipurpose Room.