In partnership with the St. Cloud Historical Society, RICHES will host a History Harvest. Central Florida residents are invited to be a part of this unique, interactive preservation experience! Gather and bring your personal photos, historical documents, and old items that help tell the history of St. Cloud.
RICHES™ is an interdisciplinary digital project that partners with multiple academic units at the University of Central Florida, six other Florida universities, and commercial and nonprofit sectors of the community. The project has two goals: 1) to serve as a model for documenting regional history, especially “hidden” history and culture, through an interactive database that draws from multiple repositories and personal collections, and 2) to develop new digital tools for historians.
A central component of the project is the RICHES™ Mosaic Interface (RICHES™MI), which is an interactive digital collection of Florida’s history. This free public tool offers a searchable database with access to images, documents, podcasts, oral histories, films, and visualizations. It combines time and geographical results with text analysis techniques to help users find hidden connections within the archive. Items digitally collected at local History Harvests may be archived in RICHES™MI.