They are, in fact, more than “100 Memories of Castro Marim”, a collection of letters, photographs, postcards, documents, books and many other memorabilia that were left to the new Digital Archive of the city hall, contributing to the construction of a new look about Castro’s cultural and social identity.
The “100 Memories” project was born at the end of 2019, with a challenge launched to the population to give these personal and / or family memories to the Municipality. Inspired by the need to preserve, treat and disseminate Castro Marim’s historical documentation, Castro Marim’s autarchy built a chronologically contextualized narrative, which allows not only a rescue of the past, but also the construction of a new meaning about it.
In the digital archive you can search and consult the documentation held by the Municipality of Castro Marim. This documentation is part of the collection with an extensive documentary volume, so the database will be periodically loaded and updated. Thus, the community is appealed to continue to contribute to this estate, sending their memories, by loan or donation, via email email@example.com.
In this dive into individual and fragmented memories, an audiovisual survey was also carried out on the intangible heritage of Castro Marim, namely in the countryside, where the cultural heritage is more likely to disappear due to the aging of the population and the low population density. In addition to the work of preserving and enhancing the historical awareness of the municipality of Castro Marim, this set of records constitutes a true cultural reference guide that will stimulate visits to the region and is available in the exhibition through a Digital Table.
Remember that, due to the contingency period, visits are limited to groups of 10 people, with physical distance, the use of a mask and regular hand disinfection being mandatory.
Within the scope of this project, the street exhibition “Ruas com Memória” was developed, which you can visit while discovering and strolling through the streets of the Castro village.