WATERFORD EVENTS

Upcoming Waterford Events

PRESERVING OUR PAST
Wednesday, May 24
5:30pm to 8:00pm
Waterford Public Library’s
Community Room
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Absolutely Waterford pays homage to town's past

Volunteers seek local artifacts to help tell the story

In celebration of National Historic Preservation Month, Absolutely Waterford (AW) will host Preserving our Past (POP) on Wednesday, May 24, a program to recognize Waterford's rich past through images and artifacts.

The event will take place in the Waterford Public Library Community Room from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. and includes a brief presentation from volunteers about local history projects that are in the works, including an historic walking tour and heritage sites designation program, a website, and the restoration of a stage curtain from the Main Street theater that dates back to 1920-30.

Volunteer Howard Bryant, chairman of the AW Design Committee leading the effort, encourages the public to attend. "Part of Absolutely Waterford's mission is to increase residents' pride in their community by gaining awareness of its rich history. This program is just one of the activities we are planning to help accomplish that."

According to Bryant, AW volunteers hope that the program will also generate some old pieces of history that may have gotten lost in the attic or buried in basement boxes. "We're looking for people who would like to help us tell the story of our past by sharing artifacts, pictures, letters, and other local memorabilia that would offer insight into what Waterford was like before us," Bryant said.

There is a special need for items and pictures that date back before 1900 and between the 1920s and '50s. The Design Committee will have a digital scanner at the POP event to capture images and documents that visitors are willing to share for history's sake. Anyone wishing to contribute artifacts or documents for display leading up to and including the day of the event can contact AW Executive Director Cynthia Jensen at (262) 534-9000, or email director@absolutelywaterford.org. All items loaned for display will be respectfully handled and returned.

The library is located at 101 N. River St. For more information about Absolutely Waterford, the POP event, or how to become a volunteer, call the office at (262) 534-9000.

PRESERVING OUR PAST

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PRESERVING OUR PAST

In celebration of National Historic Preservation Month, Absolutely Waterford (AW) will host Preserving our Past (POP) on Wednesday, May 24, a program to recognize Waterford's rich past through images and artifacts.

The event will take place in the Waterford Public Library Community Room from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.