Surry Website Unveiled & Celebrated

Last night, about 75 people turned out in Surry for the unveiling of the town’s new Maine Community Heritage Project website on Maine Memory Network. The images below capture the festive nature of the event, held at Surry Elementary School, and the fact that it was largely run by students.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

While team coordinator Lynn Bonsey, a teacher at the school, welcomed everyone and spoke a bit about the project, pairs of students ran the rest of the show, detailing the digitizing, interviewing, and transcribing work they did throughout the year, sharing what they learned about the local history, and showing off the new website to attendees in four separate classrooms. The evening was capped off with ice cream sundaes.

Created over the course of the year by a team from the school and the Surry Historical Society, the Surry MCHP website includes an overview of the town’s history from settlement to contemporary times, six online exhibits on topics ranging from the Surry Opera Company and Surry Playhouse to sawmills and the original Surry Village School.

Surry joins the towns of Strong and Swan’s Island in completing the MCHP this year, for a grand total of 22 community websites now residing in Maine Memory.

Advertisements

About mainechp

Maine Community Heritage Project at Maine Historical Society
This entry was posted in Maine Community Heritage Project, Maine Memory Network, MHS Events. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s