Archival Albums

INSTITUTIONAL HISTORY

LOOKING BACK – A KEY TO MOVING FORWARD

Shirley and David Bridgham, Board Members since 1986, and Co-Chair Holiday Lights since 1987.

In 2014, we started a project to preserve the Friends’ archives in physical albums.  It has required a lot of scanning of print photos and great publicity pieces, followed by desktop publishing using Adobe InDesign CS-3.  Being able to use current technology to have complete printable pages to use in the large format albums, then being able to save them as PDF files for electronic viewing, is quite rewarding.  Each album begins with the same introductory pages so the viewer gets the “why it was done” no matter which album is being viewed.  The albums are a wonderful and memorable journey back to 1986 when we were fortunate enough to be part of the formation of Friends of Shore Acres, Inc.  and how FoSA has grown and prospered with so many benefits for Shore Acres State Park.  What a great reminder of why we do what we do.  Our hope is that others will experience and enjoy the same opportunities.