On July 15 from 11:30 a.m. until 6 p.m., the Halifax branch of the Halifax County South Boston Public Library System will be hosting the Virginia WWI and WWII Profiles of Honor Scanning Program.
The Virginia WWI and WWII Commemoration Commission has partnered with the Library of Virginia to offer this program. Visitors are invited to bring photographs, documents and letters that will be scanned and digitally preserved in the state’s archives. There is no charge for this service, said Library director Jay Stephens.
Along with the scanning program there also will be a display featuring artifacts from WWI and WWII. The artifacts will be accompanied by interpretive panels containing information about the items.
This display is provided as part of the program by the Virginia WWI and WWII Commemoration Commission.
Also on July 15 at 3:30 p.m. at the Halifax branch, local author Barbara Bass will present the program “POWs from Halifax County.” Bass is a noted Halifax County historian and is the author of the book Halifax County Prisoners of War.
Registration is not necessary for the scanning program or for Bass’ program. However, individuals with large numbers of items to be scanned are asked to contact Stephens at the Halifax Public Library prior to July 15.
The Halifax Public Library is located at 177 South Main Street in Halifax.
More information about the library is available on the library’s website at www.halifaxlibrary.org.
More information about the Virginia WWI and WWII Commemoration Commission may be found online at www.virginiawwiandwwii.org.
Information about the Library of Virginia may be found online at www.lva.virginia.gov.