Wilber, Nebraska, the “Czech Capital of the United States,” will host this year’s History Harvest.
Organizer Jake Friefled says they want to document items related to Czech heritage and culture.
“So, grandma’s letters that have been in the attic for years or maybe dishes that someone brought from the old country that have been in the family for generations, or even cookbooks – the family heirlooms that connect you to your Czech heritage,” Friefeld tells Nebraska Radio Network.
The project has already digitized hundreds of items, many of which are online at HistoryHarvest.unl.edu.
“Objects, we’ll photograph. Fragile documents, we’ll photograph as well. Any other documents, we’ll scan,” Friefeld says.
The event is Saturday, April 9, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Wilber’s cultural center at 110 W. Third Street.