Since its founding in 1966, Botetourt County Historical Society (BCHS) has amassed a large collection of artifacts that document the 253 years history of the county. Until now, the society had no means of digitizing photos or documents to help with both research and preservation efforts.
In June, the society applied for a grant through the William G. Pomeroy Foundation. BHCS was awarded $5,000 to help with the costs associated with the purchase of equipment that will allow items in the society’s permanent collection to be digitized.
The Botetourt County Historical Society, Inc. is deeply grateful to the William G. Pomeroy Foundation for the consideration of this project and allowing the BCHS to take its mission to a new level that will help expand access to materials.
BCHS Executive Director, Lynsey Crantz Allie stated, “While the digitization of our collection will take time, we are so very excited to finally begin work to bring our collection into the 21st century. The county’s long history encompasses so many, that it’s more important than ever to make sure that our pieces are both accessible to those outside of the county as well as preserved for many more years to come.”
Botetourt County Historical Society is thankful to William G. Pomeroy Foundation for their support in this ongoing project.
~ Botetourt County Historical Society