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“Our Vacation in the Pocono Mts. PA, 1942” – John Sturcke Collection.

The Center for Home Movies seeks opportunities to fulfill its mission through a variety of activities and projects aimed at preservation and outreach. Its first and most enduring project has been establishing Home Movie Day as an annual international tradition, which has in turn led to the Living Room Cinema DVD release and the ongoing Home Grown Movies collections of material discovered at Home Movie Day screenings. Increasingly, we are pursuing means of making accessible the home movie holdings of various archives and collections via our Home Movie Registry and Archives Database projects.

In this section you can learn about some of our other projects and initiatives, including advocacy for the preservation of particular film collections, the fruits of the 2010 Home Movie Summit in conjunction with the Library of Congress, and the Home Movie Registry, our most recent online initiative to bring together home movies from diverse sources into a single online portal.