Local Legacies are events, crafts, customs, or activities that represents traditional community life. In 2000, members of Congress and communities across the country documented more than 1,300 Local Legacies. Participants sent photographs, reports, and sound and video recordings to the Library of Congress's American Folklife Center, where they will be preserved and shared for generations to come. Local Legacies was a project designed to involve Americans nationwide in the celebration of the Library's 200th birthday in 2000. The America's Library Web site is presenting a selection of these projects.
To find out more about the Local Legacies Project, visit the Library of Congress Community Roots site.