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Saturday is ‘International Save Your Photos Day’

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The free event at the Connecticut Historical Society is being hosted by local professional photo organizers from West Hartford and the surrounding area.

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Submitted by Lisa Bugos

Every year there are over 550 disasters throughout the world. For victims of fire, floods, tornadoes and other natural disasters, family photos are among the worst things to lose. Save Your Photos Day is an initiative created by the Save Your Photos Alliance to help families prepare BEFORE disaster strikes.

The Save Your Photos Alliance is committed to being the world’s premier organization for the SAFEGUARDING, RECOVERING, RESTORING, and REUNITING of photos and treasured memorabilia before and after disasters occur. Our Mission is “To show individuals how they can preserve life’s vital photos, videos and documents, to prevent unforeseen loss of these valued family treasures.”

Save Your Photos Day 2014 is an international event for those who appreciate that every life is a story worth preserving and sharing. Presentations and hands-on workshops such as: Digital vs. Physical Preservation…What’s the Difference?; Getting Started Organizing Photos; ABCs of Organizing Software; Scanning; Archival Backup; and Creating Your Legacy will provide education and tools for collecting, organizing and safe guarding photos, documents and videos.

On Saturday, Sept. 27, a Save Your Photos Day event will take place at the Connecticut Historical Society from 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. This event is being hosted by local professional photo organizers and is free and open to the public (RSVP to Jenny Steadman at 860-236-5621 ext. 289).

As a special bonus, you may bring up to 25 of your very own personal photos (4×6, 5×7, no albums) and get them scanned for free on professional scanning equipment. Then keep your original pictures and get a digital copy to save and share!

 

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