The Drake House will help rescue your precious memories.
Do you have drawers full of old photos (as I do)? Or boxes of 35mm slides? How about 8mm and 16mm home movies of the kids? Or VHS videotapes?
Plainfielders with collections of fragile old-media memories can get help Saturday from the Drake House in digitizing them.
Working in partnership with Digital Memory Media (dmmem.com), the Drake House will help you preserve your memories by converting them into DVDs.
Photographs and 35mm slides fade, film deteriorates, and magnetic tapes grow brittle and break over time. Not to mention who wants (or even has) the outdated equipment to view these memories?
This Saturday (October 1), from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, you can bring your collections of photos, tapes, film, etc. to the Drake House and get an estimated cost of conversion.
Your items will be taken by DMMEM, digitized and recorded on DVDs and your original materials will be returned. Once scanned and digitized you will be notified of a date and time to retrieve your materials from the Drake House.
A portion of the proceeds from this project will benefit the Drake House, Plainfield's museum, which is managed by the Historical Society of Plainfield.
The Drake House Museum is at 602 West Front Street (at the foot of Plainfield Avenue). For more information, call (908) 755-5831 or visit the website at www.drakehouseplainfieldnj.org/.
-- Dan Damon [follow]