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History Harvest at USF St. Pete
September 18 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
A unique and transformative hands-on experience with historical research and preservation, USF’s History Harvest aims to create a collaborative, community-based approach to studying history, allowing current students of History to learn how to preserve, research, and share previously unknown or under-appreciated artifacts and stories.
Do you have a family keepsake or heirloom you’d like to know more about? Do you have letters, photographs, art, or other historical objects that tell a story about your family or community?
The Department of History at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg is holding its first-ever History Harvest, a one-day event for community members to bring and share letters, photographs, records, objects, and stories, and participate in a conversation with students majoring in History about the significance and meaning of their materials.
Artifact selection will be limited. Selected artifacts will be viewed and processed at the History Harvest, where students will digitally catalogue objects and briefly interview owners as to their item’s backstory. No items will be taken or kept from the event, and no value appraisals will be available. Students will use the items and oral histories as the basis for a semester-long historical research project.
DEADLINE FOR ARTIFACT SUBMISSIONS: August 31, 2023