The Warner Public Library is making the past come alive for the children of Clinton.
The Library has created exhibits about Dewitt county during the Great Depression. They are committed to telling the personal stories of the people who lived through the events of this era. According to librarian Bobbi Perrymen, interviews have been conducted with several men from Dewitt county so that the memories of the past can be preserved for future generations.
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There have been about 6 to 7 interviews made and they will be incorporated into posters and used to tell thier own unique perspective on the events they lived through.
Janet Ward, technical services supervisor at the library, and Perrymen said that it was amazing to hear the recollections from the participants.
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Perrymen says the idea for this exhibit was born when an archivist found some rare artifacts from the era to be put on the display. The anniversary of World War II is also coming soon which inspired Perrymen and Ward also.
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The exhibit will be open whenever the library is open, but the grand opening will be this Saturday at 2pm. For information on the exhibit or other programs you can call 935-5174 or go to the library in person at 310 North Qunicy Street.