WHAT: Connecticut State Library Remembering World War I Digitization Day
WHERE: East Hartford Public Library, 840 Main Street, East Hartford, CT 06108
WHEN: Saturday, April 7th, 2018 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
WHO: Connecticut State Library, East Hartford Public Library, Historical Society of East Hartford
(March 29, 2018) East Hartford, CT – Do you have your grandfather’s World War I photo album tucked away in a closet? A stack of letters your great-grandmother kept in a box in the attic? 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 I by bringing your collection to the East Hartford Public Library on Saturday, April 7th between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to be scanned or photographed by staff from the Connecticut State Library.
Library staff will be on hand to work with you to create a profile for the World War I era person you want to remember. We’ll scan or photograph the pictures, letters, or souvenirs you bring in and return them to you the same day. Then we’ll add all the images and stories we create to an online World War I collection and to the Connecticut Digital Archive, where they’ll be preserved for future generations.
Please note that we cannot digitize photocopies or printouts from the web. We cannot accept newspapers or any materials that are copyrighted. Although weapons were an important part of the war, for safety and security reasons we cannot allow them on the premises of the library for this, and any, event.
Your ancestor wasn’t from Connecticut? No problem! We don’t care where they were from as long as you are a Connecticut resident.
The Remembering World War I Digitization Day has been made possible in part by the Connecticut State Library with major grant funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the Human Endeavor. East Hartford’s local program is co-sponsored by the East Hartford Public Library and the Historical Society of East Hartford. For more information, visit the project’s website or call the East Hartford Public Library at (860) 290-4331. The East Hartford Public Library is located at 840 Main Street.