Connecticut State Library Launches World War One Project

 

 

 

Hartford, CT—The Connecticut State Library will hold a press conference on Wednesday May 27, from 12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. at the State Capitol, West Grounds to launch Remembering World War One: Sharing History/Preserving Memories, a community centered commemorative project that seeks to build a permanent digital archive of Connecticut’s role in the Great War.  This project, a partnership between the Connecticut State Library and Connecticut Digital Archive, will work with institutions, organizations and individuals around the state.  Local institutions and community groups will hold community submission events where the State Library will digitally capture the keepsakes and stories of Connecticut residents. The press conference will be followed by a reception in Memorial Hall at the Connecticut State Library where there will be an exhibit of World War One collections from institutions around the state.

Speakers will include: 

  • Edwin Fountain, Vice Chairman, United States World War One Centennial Commission
  • Robert G. Carroon, National Sr. Vice Commander, Order of the First World War
  • Kendall Wiggin, State Librarian, Connecticut State Library 
  • Anna Nichols, 5th Grader, Community School, Prospect, CT

For more information about the project or event please visit www.ctinworldwar1.org or contact Christine Pittsley at 860-757-6517 or at Christine.Pittsley@ct.gov