Humanities Kansas awards City of Marion with hefty grant reward

Humanities Kansas recently awarded $3,500 to the City of Marion in support of “Marion Historical Museum Photograph Preservation Project.” Peggy Blackman serves as project director.

The goal for the grant is to digitize, catalog and store properly as many historic photographs of Marion’s colorful past as possible during the time frame of the grant from Nov. 14, 2018 through Nov. 30, 2019. The curator, Theresa Mills and volunteers will select photographs to be scanned, digitize/cataloged. The curator will oversee volunteers to prepare each photograph for storage in archival material. As the photos are digitized and cataloged, information will be stored on an external drive and stored in the City’s vault, off site. Training on how to upload the photos will be provided through funds of the grant.

“This preservation project will digitize and archive nearly 600 photographs that tell us much about the community of Marion,” said Julie Mulvihill, Humanities Kansas Executive Director.