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Caribou Community Archives Day – Caribou Public Library
August 4, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Caribou Community Archives day will take place on Saturday, August 4 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the Caribou Public Library Archives, 30 High Street. The event co-hosted by the Aroostook County Genealogical Society (ACGS) and the Caribou Public Library and will be exhibiting some of the more rare and unique items contained in the archives. Included in the exhibit are the George Whitneck’s papers, Phil Turner Papers, early records of the Caribou Public Library dating 1890s—before the Carnegie Library was built, and late 19th-century field survey notes and plat maps of early Caribou.
“We want to increase the community’s awareness of these collections through public programs and exhibits,” said Anastasia Weigle, director of the Caribou Public Library. “We are inviting the community to explore our archives, the ACGS collections, and see a bit of their history through various collections and artifacts.” The library archives houses and makes available materials about the history, culture, and people of the Caribou area and outlying communities in Aroostook County and holds these materials in trust for future generations.
We also are inviting our community to share some of their own archival materials but bringing in personal family photos, letters, diaries, journals or any Caribou ephemera or papers that tell us something about Caribou history. Discussion on care of these materials will be presented during Community Archives Day.
For more information, please contact Anastasia Weigle, Director, at 493-4214.