Pella Community Memory Database
September 2020 - Volume 2, Issue 9 -- pellacmd.com
Year Two Begins! - A Message from Project Director Chris Brown
I truly can't believe it! September is here already, and it marks the start of the second year of the grant cycle for the Pella Community Memory Database project! One year ago, this project was a dream on paper that was just beginning to be realized. Now we have a well-rounded database with thousands of images and documents, a professional logo, web address, and more. One year ago it was my dream to make the history of Pella accessible to everyone by moving it online, and now those goals are beginning to be realized.
I am incredibly excited to share Pella's past with all of you, and I am grateful for your support over the past year. I believe the Pella Community Memory Database has a very bright future, and I'm thrilled to continue work on this project, which I truly believe will become an invaluable asset to the Pella community. Sic itur ad astra.
Assistant Library Director, Pella Public Library
Project Director, Pella Community Memory Database
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COVID-19 and Volunteering with the PCMD
COVID-19 has obviously thrown everything for a loop. We at the PCMD recognize that COVID-19 has caused major changes in the way we work, play, and interact with one another. Each individual or family has to make the decisions that are right for them at this time.
Due to this, we have not pushed the volunteer component of this project. If you would like to help, either in-person or from the comfort of your home, we would love to have your assistance. However, we also understand if you considered being a volunteer but are no longer able to do so because of various life changes.
If you previously signed up to be a volunteer and would like to re-start that process or get a new assignment, please feel free to reach out to Chris Brown, Project Director, at email@example.com.
To become a volunteer with the Pella Community Memory Database, please visit:
Thank you for your consideration as a volunteer. Together we will get through this time and come out stronger on the other side.
Statistics and Such!
Featured Document of the Month: Cox's C.R.I. & P. RY Band, 1897
For More Information
This newsletter is published monthly with funding from an Institute of Museum and Library Services grant.
For more information, please contact:
Pella Public Library
603 Main Street
Pella, IA 50219