Free Scan-a-thon in Martinez!

Become a Part of Contra Costa County History!

The Contra Costa County Historical Society is hosting a free scanning event.  Bring in your photographs, negatives, documents and letters to the Scan-a-thon so we may scan them for possible inclusion into our database.

Scanning technicians will help guests make archival digital scans, give a copy for guests to take home, and keep a copy for public access in CCC Historical Society’s digital archive.   Volunteers will also take down names, dates and places to set each photo’s context, and provide this detail along with your digital images.

Over-sized documents as large as 16” x 24” and negatives up to 5” x 5” are easy to do with our large format scanner.  

Additional details:

-        Each registered guest will receive a 30 minute session with a trained scanning technician.  Depending on the size, condition and type of document or artifact, plan for approximately 10-15 scans per 30 minute session.   

-        Additional time will be given to a guest if open time slots exist.

-        Walk-ins will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.

-        Digital images can be saved as PDF’s, JPEG’s, or TIF files.  

-        Take home your digital images on a CCCHS 4GB USB flash drive for only $10.00!

-        Tours of the archives will be made available throughout the day (subject to staff availability).

-        $10.00 suggested donation at the door.


We specialize in fragile, delicate photographs, documents and letters!

Photographs, documents, and letters contain invaluable clues to the history of Contra Costa County.   Let our experts help preserve them. 

Reserve your 30 minute session today!  Register here!

March 18, 2017 at 10:00am - 3pm
Contra Costa County Historical Society
724 Escobar St
Martinez, CA 94553
United States
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