"South End: Past and Future - The Journey to Rapp Road and Beyond" at APL

Rapp Road history augmented reality event at APL Howe 2018-July posterThis looks interesting -- a use of new tech to help tell an important local history story.

The Albany Public Library's Howe Branch will be hosting an event with the Rapp Road Historical Association called "South End: Past and Future - The Journey to Rapp Road and Beyond." Blurbage:

Come learn about the African-American history of Great Migration from Mississippi to Albany, New York, and its connection to the South End. Experts from the Rapp Road Historical Association will use Augmented Reality (AR) technology to bring pictures to life and show how African-Americans migrated from Mississippi to settle in the South End and Rapp Road. They will also share new opportunities for studying and sharing your own family histories. Light refreshments will be served.

The event is Wednesday July 25 at 6 pm at the beautiful Howe Branch (105 Schuyler Street). The event is free, but registration is requested (see the link for details).

Earlier: The Rapp Road Community Historic District

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