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Posted on: 27th June 2016 By: Stef Eastoe

On Saturday 2nd July from 1pm - 4pm we are holding our very own HistoryPin-A-Thon, to plot, pin and map some of the amazing historical photographs of St Albans from our collection.

But what is HistoryPin I hear you ask? And what is a HistoryPin-A-Thon?
Well… Historypin is an amazing online tool that allows people, from individuals to organisations, school classes to community groups, to pin photographs, videos and even audio files to a digital map.

Through this virtual pinning we can see how buildings, communities and environments have changed over time - from seeing the wonderful scenes of nineteenth century market days to the remarkable hairstyles of 1960s and 1970s St Albans residents!!!

What is really exciting is that it also allows you to overlay photographs on Google streetview, providing a comparison between the present and the past.

We know how popular our photographs are with our visitors and local residents, so we thought we would invite people to come along and help us ‘pin’ our photographs on our HistoryPin page.

No expert knowledge is needed as staff will be on hand to help with the technical bits, just a love for old photographs and enthusiasm for all things historical (and St Albans)!

Event details: Saturday 2nd July, 1pm - 4pm. To reserve a spot, please book in advance by calling 01727 751810. **You are advised to bring your own laptop if possible to connect to our WIFI and use to do your pinning!** (A limited number of laptops will be available). Taking part in the session is free (entry charge to the Museum for non-residents applies).

For more about the wealth of possibilities of HistoryPin, please view below: