WestportREADS 2019: Collection Event for Share Your Story: Virtual Exhibit of Westport’s Origins

Thursday, Dec 27, 2018 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

In collaboration with the Westport Historical Society, the Library is helping to create a virtual exhibit that celebrates Westport’s immigrant past, present and future by offering a visual representation of the patchwork history of our town, which becomes richer and more vibrant with every new person that enters it.

While virtual exhibit will launch in mid-January. We will begin accepting submissions...

We invite everyone to share their story—how did your family get here? Submissions could include some of the following: photos of first generation Westporters, ancestral family members who immigrated to the area and photos of relevant land or objects. Copies of documents, like a census or ship manifest, would also be a great submission. Every submission should have a visual component, as well as a written component that explains the picture and your family’s journey. The statement must be no more than one page in length. We are accepting scanned or photographed copies of handwritten statements, as well as typed statements. All members of our community are welcome to participate! 

WestportREADS is funded by the estate of Jerry A. Tishman.

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