Family Archivist

Help! I’m the Family Archivist!

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Part VII: Backing Up and Archiving Digital Files By Rachel Smith You have spent weeks or months digitizing your family’s photograph or document collections. You have meticulously labeled each file and placed them in a perfect organization system on your computer — only for disaster to strike. Your computer crashes and erases all of your […]

Family Archivist

Help! I’m the Family Archivist!

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Part VI: Digitization and Importing By Rachel Smith In last week’s blog, we discussed the benefits of digitizing your family archive and the different kinds of technology you can use to do it. If you purchased a scanner, you want to ensure that you have downloaded its software to your computer prior to scanning. If […]

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Photographer J. Melvin Affleck

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J. Melvin Affleck gave his family quite the scare in 1913 when he disappeared one night. On May 22, 1913, the Cañon City Record reported on the events. Fourteen young men responded to an alarm that was sounded 20 minutes to 11:00 PM from the electrical power plant. The men were equipped with lanterns by […]

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Hang On for a Moment!

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Today is National Hanging Out Day and while this day is actually about celebrating the benefits of hanging your clothes out on a clothesline, we decided to celebrate this day a bit differently here at the museum. Instead, we’ve decided to show you some photos of people “hanging out” on the hanging bridge in the […]