FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – January 24, 2018
Historical Society Collections Now Accessible Online
Lexington Historical Society is pleased to announce that many items in their collections are now accessible online. To effectively share holdings with the public, the Society is launching an online collections website using a program called PastPerfect Online. This program is an online version of the database that is already utilized in-house to organize collections. Hundreds of catalogue records and images can now be searched and viewed on this new website.
According to Elizabeth Mubarak, Archives Manager, “PastPerfect Online offers Society members, friends, researchers, and the public a user-friendly way to examine some of our holdings that are typically only available by visiting in person.” The website offers the ability to do a Keyword Search or an Advanced Search, as well as the ability to browse through popular collections online. Each item on the site is presented as a digital image accompanied by relevant information, such as a date of creation and item description. The site also allows users to request digital images of specific materials.
The Society is in the early stages of making their collections available for online viewing. Sample collections on the new website include flags, April 19th celebrations, and the Reverend Jonas Clarke family collection. Society staff plan to continue growing online collections regularly. Check back frequently to see what new collections, records, and images have been added as they make progress with this project.
Lexington Historical Society is an energetic group of people interested in Lexington’s history and heritage and enthused about presenting it to the public. We give tours of our fascinating historic sites, where the events of the early days of the American Revolution unfolded. Visitors walk in the steps of John Hancock, Samuel Adams, Paul Revere, and George Washington! We pride ourselves on making the most of Lexington’s growing diversity through collaborative community programs. The Society has extensive collections from throughout three hundred years of Lexington history, which we display in engaging exhibits in many venues throughout our community. Learn more at www.lexingtonhistory.org.