Norwalk World War I Digitization Day

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In partnership with Connecticut State Library, Norwalk Public Library and Rowyation Historical Society

The Norwalk Historical Society hosts…

Norwalk World War I

Digitization Day

at Mill Hill Historic Park


Sunday, May 6, 2018

1:00-5:00pm

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Photos, letters, documents and souvenirs help bring the story of World War I back to life.

Norwalk area residents and their family, friends, and neighbors are being asked to find their WWI related items and stories that might be tucked away in drawers or trunks so they can be included in this important archive.  The stories, photos, letters and keepsakes can be from anywhere in the world, as long as the person bringing them to the event is a Connecticut resident.

Connecticut State Librarys Remembering World War One Digitization Days, funded in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, give Connecticut residents an opportunity to have their WWI photos, letters, keepsakes and stories preserved for future generations. During these events State Library staff record the stories and digitize the photos, letters, medals, keepsakes or objects saved by the men and women who served over here and over there. Their stories and digital images are then made freely available online and will be preserved in the Connecticut Digital-reviewed  Archive so that their efforts and sacrifices are never forgotten. The Remembering World War One project has been holding WWI Digitization Days at libraries, museums and community centers around the state since 2014.

Venue

Mill Hill Historic Park

2 East Wall Street, Norwalk, CT

Limited parking onsite.

Follow signs for overflow parking across the street.

 

About the National Endowment for the Humanities

Created in 1965 as an independent federal agencey, the National Endowment for the Humanities supports research and learning in history, literature, philosophy, and other areas of the humanities by funding selected, peer-reviewed proposals from around the nation.  Additional information about the National Endowment for the Humanities and its grant programs is available at www.neh.gov.