Crossroads history scan event

As part of Crossroads, a statewide exploration of life and change in rural Utah presented by Utah Humanities and its partners, the M.T. Hurst Foundation and Utah State University Blanding will co-host three Scan & Share events with the Utah Historical Society at local community centers in San Juan County.
Want to Preserve and Share Your Family and Community History?
Staff and volunteers from the Utah Historical Society will assist San Juan County residents preserve and share their photos, letters, recipes, and other historical materials that represent their past, their family, and their community in Utah.
Participants can learn how to preserve their items while creating digital copies that will become part of the Peoples of Utah Revisited online collection. Owners are not expected to part with their items, which will be returned the same day, along with the digital copies.
These events are open to all and are opportunities for members of the public to contribute to the state story by bringing
pieces of history regarding Utahns of the Four Corners region. Residents are invited to bring old or new photos – of family reunions, celebrations, work or volunteer service, vacations, grandparents or great-grandparents, selfies, or even recent pictures.
Also welcome are family recipes, school awards, scrapbooks, and other types of local memorabilia.
Drop in to
one of three events in Bluff, Monticello, or Montezuma Creek. No appointment is necessary.
Residents can bring their historic items to one of these locations to be scanned and recorded:
On June 6 from 12:00-4:00pm at the Bears Ears Education Center, located at 567 W Main Street, in Bluff.
On June 7 from 12:00-4:00pm at the USU Center, located at 248 S 100 E, in Monticello.
On June 8 from 12:00-4:00pm at the USU Center, located at 374 N 400 W, Building E 1st Street, in Montezuma Creek.
What is a Scan & Share Event?
Utah is home to countless communities with distinct and intertwined histories, and many of their stories are still waiting to be shared.
Through the Peoples of Utah Revisited project, the Utah Historical Society is working to widen the lens on Utah's history and share Utah stories of the past through the present.
Scan & Share events are opportunities for Utahns to share their community stories. To participate, community members are invited to gather historical materials that reflect their family or community’s experiences and bring them to one of the scanning events.
Staff and volunteers will ask to learn more about the items, then scan them, make digital copies, and return the originals.
These digital copies will become part of the Peoples of Utah Revisited online collection at the Utah Historical Society. Materials in this collection will be freely available for present and future generations to learn about Utah communities.
Scanning equipment can accept flat materials that are less than 11x17 inches. Types of items that can be scanned include: photos, photo negatives, letters, paper records and documents, recipes, journals and scrapbooks, drawings, unframed artwork, flat objects such as ribbons and medals. Items that cannot be scanned include those larger than 11x17 inches, 3D objects, or framed works of art.

San Juan Record

49 South Main St
PO Box 879
Monticello, UT 84535

Phone: 435.587.2277
Fax: 435.587.3377
Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday