Lower Umpqua Community Historical Archive
A community-driven campaign to protect and share the history of the Lower Umpqua region.
Note: Our first collection event is from 10am-12pm and 1pm-4pm on March 4th, 2016 at the Umpqua Discovery Center.
What is the Community Archive?
With every passing year, another story is forgotten, another photograph disappears into the dust of time. The Community Archive is our new effort to preserve our region's fragile history by creating a community collection. Our community collection will consist of two parts:
1. Collection Events
Watch this short video for a demonstration of a collection event.
2. The Online Archive
Why is this important?
We are the only ones who can share our story. It's not something that we can find online, on television, or in the world's most prestigious libraries. Every box of photographs sitting in some attic, every memory passed down from generations past, every historic object is necessary to answer the questions: "Who are we? What unites us? What makes us unique?"
How can I get involved?
A community collection is free to use. It's about spreading knowledge and sharing stories with as many people as possible.
Images and video by RunCoCo, Age Exchange, and Martin Dennis Fryatt CC BY-SA. All material related to the Lower Umpqua Community Historical Archive is available under a CC BY-SA license.
Before you can submit digital material to the Archive, you must agree to the Reedsport Main Street Program Terms for User Contributions. A copy of these terms can be found online at http://reedsportmainstreet.com/terms-for-contributions.html