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RESCHEDULED: Preserving Our Memories for the Future: A Webinar with South Side Home Movie Project

Feb. 22, , 2023 2023
6:30pm CDT

Virtual event presented by Chicago Public Library (via Zoom)

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THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29. Click here for updated details and registration!

Special note: This session will also debut SSHMP’s new Community Tagging Tools, which let you add your own memories to the home movie database and identify the people, places and events you recognize. For the first time, Chicagoans from across the city are invited to try out this custom crowd-sourcing interface so that your stories become part of SSHMP’s virtual archive. Join us for a live demonstration and hands-on orientation to this new way to contribute your memories to Chicago’s history.

Home movies capture a range of details about everyday neighborhood life in Chicago, from fashion to food to how people walk down the street. During moments of social change, they also show historic events from a unique perspective, revealing what it was like to watch Myrlie Evers receive a posthumous award for her husband Medgar in Grant Park in 1963, or to visit the Lorraine Motel with your family in 1969. The South Side Home Movie Project has been collecting and preserving home movies from Chicago’s South Side neighborhoods since 2005, and now holds over 700 of these rare glimpses of South Side life in their local film archive. For Black History Month, join the SSHMP team In partnership with Chicago Public Library for a virtual guided tour of the project, an opportunity to watch home movie clips from the 1920s-1980s, and a chance to learn about preserving and sharing your own family films.