EAST HARTFORD — 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 April 7 between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to be scanned or photographed by staff from the Connecticut State Library. The East Hartford Public Library is at 840 Main St.
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. They will scan or photograph the pictures, letters, or souvenirs you bring in and return them to you the same day. Then they will add all the images and stories created to an online World War I collection and to the Connecticut Digital Archive, to be preserved for future generations.
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 at http://ctinworldwar1.org/ or call the East Hartford Public Library at (860) 290-4331.