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Fairfield Digitization Day: Remembering World War I

Saturday, March 25, 2017, 11:00am - 03:00pm

web page wwl collageDo you have your grandfather’s WWI photo album tucked away in a closet? A stack of letters your great-grandmother kept in a box in the attic? Posters from Washington, DC? A story your neighbor told you about the local homecoming parade in the back of your mind? Help us learn more about the men and women who served during World War One by bringing your collection to be scanned or photographed. Connecticut State Library staff will scan or photograph the pictures, letters or souvenirs you bring in and return them to you the same day.

The year 2017 marks the 100th Anniversary of the United States' entry into World War One. In an effort to help preserve this significant part of our history, Pequot Library is partnering Fairfield Museum and History Center to host the Connecticut State Library’s Remembering World War One project Digitization Day and preservation workshop, Preserving Your Family Treasures.

During Digitization Day: Remembering World War I staff at Pequot Library will be digitizing old photos, documents, mementos, and other objects related to the war at home and abroad that may be tucked away in drawers or trunks. We welcome photos and keepsakes from men and women from around the world that will help tell the stories of the men and women of Connecticut today. The only prerequisites for inclusion in this project is that participants are Connecticut residents and that items are related to World War One. Digital images of these objects will be made available online and preserved in the Connecticut Digital Archive. Free and open to the public.

Top images from Pequot Library Association Special Collections:
World War I Poster, promoting conservation of food.
by United States Food Administration
Washington, D. C., 1917.

World War I Posters, promoting Victory gardens.
by National War Garden Commission
Washington, D. C., 1917.

This event is organized by the Connecticut State Library; for more information, go to http://ctinworldwar1.org/digitization-days/

This Digitization Day: Remembering Words War l has been made possible in part by the Connecticut State Library and a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the Human Endeavor.

“Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program, do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.”



Preserving Your Family Treasurers workshop will be held at the Fairfield Museum and History Center on Saturday, March 11 at 10 a.m. Learn the best ways to protect your treasured family mementos from preservation specialist Donia Conn. The workshop is funded by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) to the Connecticut State Historical Records and Advisory Board (CT SHRAB).

Pequot Library and Fairfield Museum and History Center will both be hosting special exhibitions related to World War I in the fall of 2017.

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Remembering World War One Sharing History Preserving Memories-2

Fairfield Museum and History Center

 

 

Location : Auditorium
Contact : Front Desk (203 259-0346 ext. 15

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