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Waterloo Then and Now

The City of Waterloo is working with the Waterloo Public Library to document its streets. The Then/Now Youth Photography Project is sending shutterbugs age 10-17 through the city to capture updated views of archival photographs. Like this one, of the train station in the 1940s, now home to a clothing retailer:

WPL is hosting an exhibit of the photos until October 20th, and they’ve created a record group in VITA to host the project online. They’ve used VITA’s multipage document module to innovatively present each pairing:

This project is a great way to teach youth about history with primary sources, collect new materials, and engage the community in celebrating its heritage. If you’re working on something similar, let us know!


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