Join us for a program celebrating the recent digitization of 13 years of the historic Norwich Bulletin. The Connecticut Digital Newspaper Project just contributed scans to the free Library of Congress database called Chronicling America for the years 1909 to 1922. These years were key in the development of Norwich as a modern urban center. Join us to hear stories of Progressive Era Norwich that have been unearthed during the project and to reflect on the importance of making our history more accessible than ever before. Contribute your thoughts about how to make these stories useful to teachers, students, genealogists, and all of us who care about Norwich history. This program will be presented by Gail Hurley, Library Development Consultant with the Connecticut State Library. Free event; no registration necessary.
The Connecticut Digital Newspaper Project is an initiative of the Connecticut State Library. The National Endowment for the Humanities awarded the Connecticut State Library an initial 2-year grant of $274,034 in 2013 to digitize 100,000 pages of historic Connecticut newspapers between the years 1836-1922, that included the Norwich Bulletin. A second 2-year grant in the amount of $250,000 was just awarded to the State Library to continue the project through 2017. An advisory Board will be meeting to determine which Connecticut newspapers will be included next in the digitization project.