The South Dumfries Historical Society and the County of Brant Public Library will be hosting special Digital Preservation Days at the Glen Morris and St. George Branch Libraries.

This is your chance to preserve your family’s history and help us build an online historical collection that will be preserved for generations to come.

All types of items are welcome to be digitized, and nothing is too old or too new!
Bring your photos and documents like team pictures, street scenes, school pictures or land deeds, family histories, and ledgers….even physical artifacts can be photographed and included in the collection!

Please also consider – if these dates and times are not convenient – contacting us so that we can make other arrangements.

If you know a neighbour, a friend or a relative who might also have items of interest, please encourage them to visit us or contact us.

If you have family photos with streetscape or other area backgrounds, they can be of great interest to historians – even for fashions and the types of cars that show up.

Bring your photos in and we’ll scan them for you. You keep the original, and you can get a scanned copy, and we keep a copy for our archives.

Artifacts can include a wide range of things – from team uniforms, dairy bottles, store advertisements, trophies, farm equipment, toys, etc.

Some images may be added to our online historical photo collection – and we will ask your permission in this regard. We may also have questions to assist us in accurately cataloguing materials – but do not be embarrassed if you are sketchy on details – and do not stay away on that account – we will all do the best we can.

Thank you for helping with this project!

Glen Morris Branch
When: Tuesday, May 10
Time: Noon-4:00 p.m.
Cost: Free event

St. George Branch
When: Friday, May 13
Time: Noon-4:00 p.m.
Cost: Free event


This project is made possible thanks to the generous support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation.