The challenge: The people, places, and events in 35,000 historical photos in the Baker-Barber Collection still need to be identified. These images span a century, beginning in the 1880s.
How you can help . . .
Attend weekly slideshows, the 1st & 3rd Thursdays at 1:30-3:00 pm, at the Henderson County Public Library, 301 N Washington Street in Hendersonville. Come and bring a friend.
View the “Do You Remember?” photo in each Saturday’s Times-News. Go online to view Flickr slideshows. Submit your name and email address to Ron Partin. Some albums will focus on specific themes (e.g., Apple Festivals, houses, businesses, railroads, churches, or specific geographical areas). Check back often as these change weekly. You might want to bookmark this link in your browser: Baker Barber at Flickr.
Do follow-up research on photos. Much of it can be done in the Henderson County Genealogical and Historical Society library, courthouse records, newspaper files, census records, and other resources. You don’t have to be a life-long resident to be helpful.
Provide financial support. The collection is largely self-supporting. The library covers staff time, storage space, and technical support. Any special projects must be funded elsewhere. A Baker-Barber Fund is held at the Community Foundation of Henderson County to help preserve, maintain and showcase the collection.
For more details, contact former CFHC Board Member Ron Partin
The Baker-Barber Collection was a gift to the Community Foundation and the Henderson County Public Library maintains the collection. Learn more about CFHC by visiting CFHCforever.org, or call (828) 697- 6224. To support the Baker-Barber Fund, mail contributions to PO Box 1108, Hendersonville, NC 28793-1108.