We Need Your Food Donations!
ASMC is conducting a food drive for the Capital Area Food Bank, an organization that feeds people in the Washington, DC, metro area who are suffering from hunger. You can help those in need by donating food and nonfood items. For a list of most wanted items, read the PDF flyer below.
ASMC Virtual Community Service Event
Tuesday, February 9, 2021
12PM – 2PM via Microsoft Teams Meeting
Let’s get together again and make history! Please donate your time and participate in a virtual Transcribe-a-Thon for the Smithsonian museums!
We invite you to join your fellow ASMC Washington Chapter members as we transcribe digitized collections from the Smithsonian museums. We had a successful event this past September transcribing for the Smithsonian museums that we decided to offer this event again for those that may have missed the opportunity or would like to volunteer again. Explore and enhance historical collections from around the Smithsonian by transcribing historical documents. Started in 2013, the Transcription Center is a freely accessible website connecting volunteers across the world with digitized Smithsonian collections that need to be or already have been transcribed. Volunteers will look at a scanned image usually containing a handwritten note and type it into a text box without any changes and it is a great way to learn about history in detail! With the help of volunteers like you, the Smithsonian Institution will be able to display historically accurate information in the museums for countless individuals seeking to connect with the past. No previous experience is required and all information will be provided in advance of the event.
We are looking for volunteers to join us for the virtual Transcribe-a-Thon!
Pease send an email to Jeff Norris (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Chris Pritchett (email@example.com), both fellow ASMC Washington Chapter members, if you are interested in joining our Teams meeting virtual Transcribe-a-Thon, no later than February 4, 2021.
Additional information about the Transcription Center at the Smithsonian Institution can be found at https://transcription.si.edu/about.
Helping Our Community One Meal At A Time