3D Collections Are the Future of Experiencing Your Heritage
How would you like to take a walk along the streets your ancestors used to tread, examine tools and objects they used, and virtually experience every aspect of life in another century as realistically as possible? These experiences may be closer than you think!
Today 3D scanning and printing of artifacts is revealing a whole new world of applications. Soon it will be possible to obtain a digital download of an entire museum, a village, or a furnished room, complete with a guided tour.
Where were you when the Hyatt Skywalk fell? Do you remember your grandparents’ stories about the Pendergast era? Have you ever put your fingers in the bullet holes in Union Station? Remember Harzfeld’s? Even though I’ve lived in the Kansas City area my whole life, when I recently put together a display featuring books on area history, I was amazed!
Imagine growing up without a public library in your town. Never attending a storytime, program, or book club. Having to buy every book you thought you might enjoy, only to find that you're falling asleep twenty pages in, instead of checking it out for free. No place to go at 8:00 p.m. to checkout a book the night before a book report is due. For people in this city, it sounds like fiction. But for the characters in Escape from Mr.
As we near the holiday season, thoughts generally turn to family gatherings. If you are like many families, you may have lost loved ones recently, so you may not be looking forward to these family gatherings. While there are many ways to cope with loss, one way I have found (and genealogists may agree) very helpful is to look at photos of past holidays.
I love watching A Christmas Storyjust as much as the next guy during the holidays, but this year I am on the prowl for your not-so-normal Christmas movies. Thanks to Google and our online catalog, I was able to pin down a list of titles that serve Christmas up in the most unconventional way:
I have a rather touching story to tell about an incident from this past summer. Being the joyous holiday season and all, this is a great time to share it. It began with a phone call I received from a woman who resides in North Carolina. She was calling to inform us that she had been on an airplane flight back to her home, and when she reached into the little pocket behind the seat in front of her to browse through the SkyMall catalog, she discovered a book.
One of my most vivid Christmas memories is of my grandmother. Most everyone can say that, I suppose, but this one doesn’t involve going to her house for Christmas. My grandmother, Dorothy Perry, lived in Los Angeles for most of her life. We lived in Kansas City. I grew up during the 1950s and 60s, and travel to Los Angeles was quite expensive, as were as long distance telephone calls (you paid by the minute). As a result, I didn’t get to see or talk to her very much.