2008-08-21 / News

Islanders remember the great hurricane at library event

The Friends of the Jamestown Library and the Jamestown Historical Society will present "Memories of the 1938 Hurricane" on Wednesday, Sept. 17, at 7 p.m. at the library. All are invited to hear the experiences of nine members of the community who lived through that harrowing day. Each person was videotaped as they answered questions and reminisced about their experiences of one of the worst hurricanes in the history of New England.

The people interviewed are Alcina Blair, Dee Christman, Roselyn Fraley, Victor Richardson, Donald Richardson, Maxine Clarke, Mary Clarke, Mary Jawor, Fred Clarke, and Marge Moran.

Jane Bentley, a member of both the Friends of the Library and a member of the Jamestown Historical Society, conducted these interviews. "This is a great opportunity for new residents of the Jamestown community to learn about life on the island in the 1930s and for long time residents to listen to their good friends and neighbors, and possibly share their own experiences. We hope to see both groups that evening," she said.

Copies of the interviews on DVD will be available at the library after the program. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call the library at 423-7280.

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