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Life is all memory except for the one present moment that goes by so quick you can hardly catch it going.



TENNESSEE WILLIAMS, The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore

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Yakima Memory is a digital project created by Yakima Valley Libraries and the Yakima Valley Museum.

Memory is the ephemeral heartbeat of past events, but it disappears with the people who lived those events.


Digitizing cultural heritage materials can preserve those memories and share them with a wider audience.  It also helps preserve the content of the original item long past what its life would have been as a physical holding.


The Yakima Memory project creates digital copies of photographs and documents tied to local history, adds metadata information (like where, when and by whom the picture was taken), and then stores those digital copies where anyone with an Internet connection can access them.

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