THE HILTON RECORD
The Facebook of it’s time
Although it seems 100 years is a long time, it really isn’t. Notwithstanding, when we think back to the last 100 years of Parma and Hilton, a lot of our history has been forgotten.
Captured within the pages of The Hilton Record, Hilton’s and Parma’s first and only published newspaper, are not only the stories of politics, businesses and people, it is our history.
A history in which we learn the deep roots of our families today, connections to the past and the development of a part of New York State that from its incorporation in 1808 until the newspaper’s first printing in 1897, saw rapid development.
The Parma Hilton Historical Society is working to index our history, creating a searchable database for every Hilton Record page published, every column and every tidbit of information.
Want to know who played cards with who? Want to know who traveled to another town to make a call (and we’re not talking about telephones either!)
How about grocery stores? Did you know there was a huge competition between stores for your business? Recipes, helpful tips, local elections and the entrepreneurial spirit can be found within the pages of The Hilton Record.
We just need YOU to help us uncover it.
Keyboards and Cookies
Creating a searchable database for every page published, every column and every tidbit of information requires reading the newspaper and tagging the information.
Keyboards and Cookies (cont’d)
It’s a time-consuming, meticulous process – but fun!
Full of interesting facts and “I didn’t know that” moments, not only will you have something to discuss around the dinner table or with your neighbors, but you, too, will be part of history.
We invite you to join the indexing project and help us and our community recapture our history from its inception in 1808 through all of the ups and downs to the prosperous Town and Village it is today.
Your generous commitment of time – three hours a month – will be instrumental to the successful completion of the indexing project.
Time and Tools
We do want to stress that three hours is our monthly project meeting time. If you can give less, OR MORE, then we’re all for that!
We’ll take any time you are willing to volunteer.
Just let us know how you would like to contribute and we will make it work.
What do you need? Access to the internet via a laptop or computer, tablet or notebook (not paper).
Join us at the PHHS’s museum where we work together (and munch on cookies) to make our history available for all.
Read, tag, categorize and index every column of page of every edition of our newspaper. Of YOUR newspaper.
Detailed directions and instructions about the project can be found here