Fall 2017 WWI Digitization Days

    (Hartford, CT)- Somewhere in France in 1918, a Yankee Division soldier named Frank Rivers, a 23-year old from New Haven, took shelter in a cave after a long march. He collapsed, exhausted, onto a bunk carved into the wall of the cave. As he lay there, he noticed a newspaper sticking out of a crevasse in the wall. He contemplated whether or not he had the strengt...
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Connecticut’s Commemoration of the U.S. Entry into World War I, Thursday, April 6, 2017

(Hartford, CT)- The State of Connecticut marked the centennial of the U.S. entry into World War I and remembered Connecticut’s contributions and experiences. The event was held at the Connecticut State Library on Thursday, April 6, 2017.  The commemoration took place at 11:00 AM in Memorial Hall at the State Library, 231 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, Connecticut 06106. The public ...
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Digitization Day at Pequot Library

(Hartford, CT)- 2017 marks the 100th Anniversary of the United State’s entry into World War One. In an effort to help preserve this significant part of our history, the Pequot Library and the Fairfield Museum and History Center will be partnering with the Connecticut State Library’s Remembering World War One project to hold a Digitization Day. During the event, funded by a gran...
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Digitization Day at Cora J. Belden Library

For Immediate Release: March 7, 2017   Contact:    Christine Pittsley (860) 757-6517 Christine.pittsley@ct.gov  Robert Kinney (860) 757-6668  Robert.kinney@ct.gov                           Digitization Day at Cora J. Belden Library    (Hartford, CT)- 2017 marks the 100th Anniversary of the United States entry into  World War One. In an effort to help preserve...
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Digitization Day at the Windsor Historical Society

  (Hartford, CT)-The year 2017 marks the 100th Anniversary of the United State’s entry into World War One. In an effort to help preserve this significant part of our history, the Windsor Historical Society will be partnering with the Connecticut State Library’s Remembering World War One project to hold a Digitization Day and Preserving Your Family Treasure workshop. Durin...
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Connecticut State Library Launches World War One Twitter Campaign

For Immediate Release: February 1, 2017 (Hartford, CT) On February 1, 2017, the Connecticut State Library’s Remembering World War One project launched a Twitter campaign called “Over the Top: Hartford Courant Reports the Great War”. This campaign will cover World War One day-by-day as it was reported in the Hartford Courant. Each day “Over the Top" will tweet the front page o...
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WWI Centennial Commemoration Show & Tell

  (Hartford, CT)-Is your museum, historical society, community organization or municipality planning to commemorate the centennial of WWI? If the answer is yes, this workshop is for you! Come gather with members of Connecticut's World War I Centennial Commemoration Committee and organizations throughout the state as we discuss and share plans for state-wide, regional and ...
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Remembering World War One

Remembering World War One: A Community Centered Approach to CommemorationBy Christine Pittsley Project Manager World War I Project, Connecticut State LibraryAs the centenary of America’s entry into World War One approaches, libraries and museums around the country are trying to figure out how to commemorate a war that has had an enormous impact on our nation yet is not well und...
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