To keep history alive in the twenty-first century, we historians have to move fast. Information comes daily to our historical society from many sources: interested travelers, members who are pursuing personal research projects, and the ever-present media. It pours in as fast as our rolling creeks of April, from our companion organizations and certainly from the internet. If the SCHS does not collect and store the information and articles pertinent to its mission, much will become flotsam and jetsam in this growing flood of information. The Society is indebted to Jerry Miller for leading our participation in the recent Civil War highway marker project in Simpsonville. After waiting one hundred and fifty years those involved in the disaster are now recognized.
I am aware that there are few coattails to ride into this new age of information. However, if we move quickly, we have an opportunity to grab the ponytails of the younger set and ride them to a better understanding of technology,its vocabulary, its possibilities and how it can work for historians. Sanda Jones our newsletter Editor will also head our website committee. She will be working with Mrs. Sherry Curtsinger and her talented students in the Student Technology Leadership Program at Collins High and Shelby County High School, to help us update our website. The goal of seeing our collection viewed in many homes and listing our events and programs on our “blog” through our website, will be a step in the right direction. We hope your comments, questions and suggestions can be handled through our website.
We want the website to encourage a visit to the Main Street museum and further participation in Society programs. For those who would like to help the Society unravel the past using technology’s tools, the students are offering their help. As the reluctant and finally triumphant Mr. Frederickson did in the award winning movie, “UP” let’s accept this offer from the younger generation. Watch your mail,email, and newsletter for further information.
This will be a priceless experience!