Fort Knox Seeking Old Photos of the Historic Site
Yes the grounds of Fort Knox are open now, and the annual clean up is scheduled for this weekend. Saturday, you can join in with other volunteers and help with the clean up. Sunday is the rain day.
And the actual Fort opens up on Monday, May 1st.
But there is more going on with Fort Knox too.
Time to head down to the cellar and open up those cardboard boxes you have been keeping since who-knows-when, and open them up and check the contents.
Those old photo albums you inherited way back when. Time to look through those too.
Fort Knox is hoping to find old photos for a future project, or two. You don’t have to give them your old photos of the Fort, just make copies.
Dean Martin Director at Fort Knox shares one way the photos will be used.
In 2021, the Friends of Fort Knox purchased a Virtual Tour App software used across many historic sites and museums called STQRY with the intent that during Covid years, guests could listen to a guided tour and see photos of the past of points of interest around Fort Knox. It has taken about 1.5 years to collect the narratives, design the "stops" and now we're looking to upload images for those stops.
Where to look next? There must be old photos somewhere near or far, and they might be in your possession. If so, consider helping Fort Knox out with the virtual tour they are planning.
Here’s where to get in touch with Fort Knox email@example.com Or submit the photos to their Friends of Fort Knox Facebook page.
The Friends of Fort Knox is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the Fort and enhancing its educational, cultural and economic value for the people of Maine.
And you know how a picture is worth a thousand words.