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Posted on: July 19, 2023

Hatcher Family Photo Exhibit Wins Award

Winner! 2023 SLAM award logo with flags and confetti

The National Genealogical Society (NGS) announced their 2023 SLAM! Idea Showcase results on May 26, 2023. Their event highlights creative or innovative projects and programs by societies, libraries, archives, museums, and other organizations. We are excited to announce that the Special Collections Department at the Main Library in Franklin’s submission was selected as one of the NGS’s two winners!  

View the winning submissions: 

2023 Winners

And honorable mentions:

2023 Honorable Mentions

And other participants: 

2023 Participants

As one of the two winners, the Special Collections Departments is receiving a $250 prize. The Williamson County Public Library extends it’s gratitude to the NGS, their 2023 SLAM! Idea Showcase Committee, and the award sponsors Ancestry, Family Tree Maker, and VIVID-PIX for helping make this award possible and their recognition of the Special Collections Department’s project.  

Read more about the award here.

Williamson Herald article here.

WCPLtn: Discover Learn Succeed

The Williamson County Public Library is located in downtown Franklin at 1314 Columbia Avenue. The Special Collections Department is located on the second floor.

All library programs are free and open to the public. Learn more about this event or other library programs and services by calling 615-595-1243, extension 1, or by visiting the library’s website at The library e-newsletter provides library news about programs like this and more. Sign up to receive it via email.

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