The New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center will host its monthly Scanning Day tomorrow from 10 AM to noon.

Scanning Day is an opportunity for the public to share and preserve a digital image of their fishing industry photographs, documents, and other records for future generations.

The Center invites the public to bring their fishing industry related photographs, both historic and contemporary, as well as documents such as settlement sheets, union books, or news clippings to be scanned.

Staff will scan the materials and record any information the owner shares about each piece. The owner will leave with their originals along with a digital copy of the scans on a flash drive.

The Center is working to create a digital archive of these materials which will be made available to researchers and the public. The documents will help us to tell the story of the fishing industry. This event is free and open to the public.

If you have a collection you would like to contribute to the Center’s digital archive and you are not able to attend Scanning Day, please call 508-993-8894 or email to make an appointment to have your collection scanned. Scanning Day takes place the second Saturday of each month.

The New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center is located at 38 Bethel Street in New Bedford.

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