Your family photos can help victims of the Marshall Fire replace their lost memories

LOUISVILLE, Colo. (KDVR) – A unique project is underway to help families who lost their homes in the Marshall Fire find new photo albums.

The project is called “Replacing Commemorative Photographs After the Marshall Fire” and is being supported through the Louisville Museum of History.

“Families who have lost their commemorative photos in the Marshall Fire can go ahead and download photos that relate to them or may bring comfort to them,” museum outreach coordinator Kaylyn Flowers said.

The photos will be freely available on the Louisville History Museum’s Flickr account.

According to Flowers, the idea came from a member of the community whose photos she believes others might want.

“By knowing those families and having children in their children’s classes at school, she has a lot of pictures,” says Hoa. “And what she did was go through a lot of yearbooks and her own personal family photos and wanted to share those pictures with the families who had lost their photos.”

The museum is now asking others with ties to the Louisville, Superior, or unincorporated Boulder County communities affected by the fire to look through their old photos for anything that might help the families. Family replaces lost memories.

“We just ask them to go through their photos, their yearbooks from their kids’ school years, or photos of neighborhood events, block parties, concerts, we even have some volleyball games here, some games,” Flowers said.

So far, the project has collected about 50 photos. Museum staff are hoping for more. Each category will be cataloged and classified.

“If you’re looking for a particular home or a specific neighborhood, you’ll be able to find it by geographical area,” says Flowers.

She says even if the photo doesn’t make sense to you, it might make sense to someone else.

“We all have photos of things that may not be our live pitch or things like that but that could mean something to others if they don’t have access to it. more,” said Flowers. “And we won’t be able to replace everything but we can try.”

The project is expected to be a long-term part of the museum’s collection. They are just collecting photos taken before the fire.

https://kdvr.com/news/local/louisville-historical-museum-marshall-fire/ Your family photos can help victims of the Marshall Fire replace their lost memories

Tom Vazquez

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