Media Advisory: Wabash Valley Visions and Voices and the Knox County Public Library preserving memories during Regional History Day March 18

March 17 2006

Who: Wabash Valley Visions and Voices and the Knox County Public Library

What: Regional History Day, an opportunity for Knox County residents to bring their historical photographs and documents to be scanned into a searchable online digital database

When: Saturday, March 18 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Where: Knox County Public Library's McGrady-Brockman House, 614 N. 7th Street, Vincennes

Wabash Valley Visions and Voices, established in April 2004 and publicly unveiled in October 2005, is dedicated to the documentation and preservation of the rich history of West Central Indiana. The digital collection contains artifacts, administrative and personal papers, manuscripts, photographs, yearbooks, maps, texts, oral histories and other audio and video files.

A collaborative effort involving the Wabash Valley's libraries, museums, cultural organizations and community groups, the region's history can be accessed via the internet at

Visitors with items to be scanned will check in at the registration desk and will proceed to the designated scanning stations. Groups participating in Regional History Day include the Friends of the Knox County Public Library, Knox County Library Board, George Rogers Clark National Historical Park, the Northwest Territory Genealogical Society, the Grouseland Foundation and the Knox County/Vincennes Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Brian Spangle, Historical Collection Administrator at the Knox County Public Library, will offer genealogical assistance throughout the day.

In addition to preserving the community's history, there will be entertainment, door prizes and refreshments. From 1-5 p.m. three local bands will be providing entertainment - Richard and Terri King, William Maddock and Friends and Hoosier Swing Band.


Contact: Emily Bunyan, Knox County Public Library, (812) 886-4380 Cinda May, ISU Cunningham Memorial Library, (812) 237-2534

Writer: Paula Meyer, ISU Communications & Marketing, (812) 237-3783 or

ISU Communications and Marketing: (812) 237-3773 or

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Knox County residents will have an opportunity to add their historical documents and photographs to Wabash Valley Visions and Voices at the Regional History Day

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