Preservation Week

Blue Ridge Community College Library to Host 2024 Preservation Week

Marketing & Communications Dept.

The Blue Ridge Community College Library invites the public to celebrate Preservation Week on campus this April 23 – 26, 2024. The planned festivities include two documentaries, discussion, a local history fair, and a document scanning day.

Preservation Week was started in 2010 by the American Library Association (ALA) as a way to raise national awareness about the importance of preserving historical and cultural records.

Blue Ridge Community College Library archivist Rachel Quinn said Preservation Week helps the community understand not only the importance of preserving history but also the many forms preservation can take.

“A lot of people think of museums, or very grand, larger-than-life examples. Realistically, preservation involves historians doing work to preserve local and state history and individuals learning to preserve their own history,” said Quinn.

The community is invited to attend several events, which will all be held in Blue Ridge’s Henderson County Campus Library in the Killian Building. Year-round, the library is also open to the public.

Preservation Week Events:

  • April 23: Documentary and Discussion – A Great American Tapestry, 12:30 p.m.
  • April 24: Local History Fair, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • April 25: Community Scanning Day, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • April 26: Documentary – Hamtramck, USA, 1 p.m.

For more information about the library or this event, community members can visit www.blueridge.edu/library, or call (828) 694-1879.