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Sandy Spring Shenanigans: Transcribe-a-thons

Friday, April 1, 2022 at 10:00 am 3:00 pm

A 19th century hand written document. The writing is in script and takes the form of several long paragraphs.

Explore the history of Sandy Spring through transcription! Transcribe original archival documents, helping to make these fascinating and important artifacts searchable and accessible to all.

For this month’s transcribe-a-thon, we are celebrating April Fool’s Day with the silly side of our collection, featuring items from three historic local children’s camps, which were active from the late 19th century through the early 20th century. Read and transcribe along to learn about their many shenanigans.

On the day of the event, the Museum’s Transcription Coordinator will be available via Zoom to answer your questions and help you through the transcription process. You do not have to stay for the entire two hours or arrive at the start.  Feel free to drop in and work for as long as you like.

This opportunity is appropriate for ages 13 and up.  Many documents require the ability to read and transcribe cursive.  SSL hours are available.


Friday, April 1, 2022
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
MD United States