Got Photos? Barrington History group wants to see them

Staff Writer
The Chronicle Express
Old photos like this one are treasures that can be preserved at the annual Photo Day.

The Barrington History Group, a part of the Dundee Area Historical Society, is once again looking for historically significant photos and documents that illustrate what it was like to live in the town of Barrington and the surrounding area.  Photos might include homes, cottages, stores, barns and other structures, people, fashion, work implements, transportation and recreation.  

Last year the group scanned around 800 images.  Stop into the Olney Place on Route 54, 8 miles south of Penn Yan and look at an album of some of the images from last year’s event.

This year the Barrington History Group’s “Got Photos” day is scheduled for Saturday June 4,  from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Olney Place 823 Rt. 54.  

Participants are asked to bring photos which will be scanned on location and returned to the owner.  Opportunities for digital files will be available.  These files may be returned to the owner via email or on CD so that they may be shared with family and friends by showing them on a computer or having prints made. To help preserve our history and tell the story of this area, CDs of scanned images will be donated to the archives of local historical societies and some images will be added to the album on display at the Olney Place.  

If you are interested in the history of Barrington, please consider joining the Barrington History Group.  It meets the third Monday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Barrington Town Hall, and has many interesting activities.  All are welcome.

For more information about “Got Photos” or the Barrington History Group, call 315-536-2493.