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Attention Durham Veterans: The Historical Society Wants to Interview You

The historical society plans on writing a book documenting Durham's involvement in the all wars.

Credit: Patch File Photo
Credit: Patch File Photo
The Durham Historical Society is looking for veterans from Durham who would be interested in being interviewed about their experiences in the service.

The goal of this project is to record the oral history from these men and women and eventually publish these interviews in a book documenting Durham’s involvement in all wars.

All video and/or audio recordings would also be available to the public at the historical society. Veterans can be native to Durham or currently living in town and could have served at any point (WWII to the present).

If you are a family member of a deceased veteran, but would like to tell their story, your participation is welcomed as well.

We are also looking for volunteers who would like to conduct interviews, edit video, or participate in other ways.

If you would like to participate, volunteer, or would just like more information, please contact Sarah Atwell at 860-716-5497 or satwell@wesleyan.edu.

We are hoping to make this an ongoing town wide effort to collect and preserve the history and experiences of our veterans for future generations.   

— Sarah Atwell, president of the Durham Historical Society, sent Patch the above release.

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