The Photography and Migration Project is planning a series of events in Waterville for spring 2017. All are free and open to the public. Whether you arrived in central Maine in 1917 or 2017, join us for these celebrations of cultural heritage!
Community photo-sharing event hosted by the public library and Colby College. Bring your historical family photos to the library for digitization and share your migration stories. The afternoon will include free local music, food, workshops on preserving family photos, conversations with local historians, and demonstrations of early photographic processes.
We encourage you to bring up to two historical family photographs for scanning. These should be printed materials (not digital) and unframed (if possible). You may bring additional photos or related materials with you, and use them to tell your migration story on video.
12-1:30pm musical performance by Okbari Middle Eastern Ensemble
12-2pm tintype demonstrations, followed by portrait commissions
2-3:30pm musical performance by Bien Sûr, Franco-American duo
Throughout the afternoon: scanning, video narratives, food, photo preservation workshops and family-friendly activities