Snapshot Stories tells the world the unique story of Santa Cruz County’s local and regional history. People are encouraged bring historical photos from their family archives, particularly photos of the City of Santa Cruz: the coastline, neighborhoods, landmarks and other historical images. The photos will be scanned and returned along with a USB flash drive containing an electronic copy of the photo.
The digital images scanned during Snapshot Stories are added to the Santa Cruz Public Libraries’ Local History Photo Collection, an online database that is the most popular feature of the library website. It contains more than 1,500 images dating back to the 1860s. Images are accompanied by details such as the date, location, occasion, individuals pictured, who provided the photo and links to relevant articles in the library’s Local History section online.
This event is just one of many throughout the month of September in celebration of the City of Santa Cruz 150th Anniversary, culminating in a 150th Anniversary Beach Party on October 1st. The entire community is invited to participate in the many activities that have been planned to honor the occasion. For more information on these events, visit www.cityofsantacruz.com/150anniversary.