Workshop explains how to preserve memories

Published 9:00 pm Monday, March 5, 2018

Photos of family, vacations and good times are precious for people, and an upcoming workshop will show participants how to keep these memories safe and secure.

Lasting Legacies will hold a series of photo organization and preservation workshops free of charge and with no registration required. One workshop will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at Chuckatuck Library.

Instructor Dee Dee Parker will go over the basics of converting printed pictures and other outdated media to modern file formats by themselves or through a recommended service.

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“I talk about the idea of a ‘digital shoebox’ as one place to store all of those pictures,” Parker said.

Participants with VCR tapes and eight-millimeter film will learn how to convert their old media for modern devices. Parker said the workshop caters to all skill levels.
“It’s a class for anyone who wants to do something better with their pictures,” she said.

Saving these photos on current technology will ensure that they aren’t lost in a fire or become unreadable as new media formats emerge.

“Help tell a story for the next generation,” she said.

More of these workshops will be held on April 21 at North Suffolk Library and May 3 at Morgan Memorial Library. Call 739-0541 or email for more information.