Monday, September 6, 2010
Kimberly-Little Chute Public Library Creates Centennial Memory Project
Link to September 6 Appleton Post-Crescent article, "Kimberly residents asked to share memories for centennial celebration event"
Excerpt: Such snippets of daily life are what Kimberly-Little Chute Public Library Director Beth Carpenter hopes to capture with the centennial memory project in honor of Kimberly's 100th birthday this year.
The three-day centennial celebration will kick off Friday afternoon with a tailgate party at Gerritts Middle School, feature an hourlong parade through the village's downtown Saturday and culminate with a polka band performance Sunday at Sunset Park.
Library staff members are looking for residents to share information about photographs in the historical collection by posting comments online at http://centennial memoryproject.wordpress.com. Carpenter said many of the photos in the collection lack information, which she hopes family members can provide.
"Maybe family members will remember bits and pieces and we can start to shape up a fuller, richer view of the history of this village," she said. "It's a way to preserve history. The centennial is a chance to celebrate where we're at, but it's also a chance to celebrate the journey that got us here."