WCAX featured a story about Rutland Monday night but missed an important part. The Rutland Free Library is indeed digitizing the Rutland High School yearbooks, with MSJ yearbooks to follow. And yes, those yearbook pages will be available and searchable on the library’s website.
But the important part that got missed is that this project has only been possible because of a partnership between the library and the Rutland Historical Society. It is the Historical Society’s scanning equipment and leadership that has made this project possible.
The yearbooks will be available on the Historical Society’s website and on the websites of the respective schools as well.
This is the first of many projects that the library and Historical Society hope to do together to help local history come alive, to make resources highly accessible, and to enable school classes, families, and historians collect and organize their own stories.
We are looking for volunteers to help with the yearbook project. Call Paula Baker at the library at 773-1860 if you are interested.
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