Touchstones Nelson is getting involved in History Pin.

Nelsonites asked to pin your history on the map

Historypin is an online forum for sharing glimpses of the past across different generations,

On Saturday, Touchstones Nelson will be hosting Pin Your Story, a community event that provides an opportunity for residents to bring in their old photographs to be digitized and posted online.

The pictures and their stories will be added to the Historypin website, a project of We Are What We Do™, for worldwide sharing and access.

Community members of all ages are invited to come down to the Shawn Lamb Archives (502 Vernon Street) on Saturday between 12 and 3 p.m., with photographs to be scanned and pinned to the online Historypin map. This project is inspired by how pictures have the power to bridge generational gaps and forge connections. This event has the objective of making those connections while sharing Nelson’s history in a broader context — online and around the globe.

Historypin is an online forum for sharing glimpses of the past across different generations, cultures and places. With a dynamic interface and virtual map, Historypin makes it possible to add photos, audio and video for others to browse and experience. Touchstones Nelson will be using this incredible resource to add Nelson’s voice to the growing online collection of human history.

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