Making History with LVA (Virtual)

Volunteer with us! The Library of Virginia acquires, preserves, and promotes access to unique collections of Virginia’s history and culture. With more content and research moving online, we seek to make digital documents as accessible as possible by crowdsourcing their contents. Volunteers will transcribe handwritten pages and historical newspapers by reading the text and typing it into digital form. Join us for a virtual volunteer session to learn how you can help make historical documents more searchable and usable for researchers now and in the future.

Each virtual session will include an introduction to the Library, historical background about a collection, and a website demonstration to help volunteers get started. We will use either the Library of Virginia collections on From the Page or our historical newspaper database, Virginia Chronicle. Volunteers will work independently for the remaining time and are encouraged to ask questions. Each event will conclude with a brief discussion. Information about joining through Zoom will be emailed the week of the event.

Contact Sonya Coleman for more information at [email protected] or call HandsOn Greater Richmond at 804-330-7400.

This is a free event. Registration required at https://lva-virginia.libcal.com/event/11560392

Event Details

Date & Time

Location

Online

June 11, 2022

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Virginia Living Museum
July 9, 2022

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Virginia Living Museum
August 13, 2022

Star Gazing and Laser Nights

Virginia Living Museum