So, you've spent months planning a ceremony or exhibit, and people are amazed and impressed with what you have done. But now what? What happens to all those "new" discoveries of people, places, events, and stories?
This is a question many people are asking locally and at National. Will the history you have been commemorating be available to your community for the bicentennial? Or, will it be lost forever, forgotten, eaten by moths, or simply gone?
Some are turning to local archives at a library, university or county. What are you doing? What ideas do you have?
Here in North Texas we have been videoing all of our ceremonies and presentations and uploading them to YouTube. We are considering a Time Capsule to save our work.