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Grant Will Allow Haverhill Library Association to Record Oral Histories


Thursday, June 14, 2018
Haverhill Library Assn. UsingGrant to Record Oral Histories

Haverhill — The Haverhill Library Association has received a $1,000 grant from Eversource Energy to purchase audiovisual equipment that will be used to capture the town’s oral history.

The library applied for the community grant after seeing the interest in the town-wide group #WeAreHaverhill. The group was formed a few months ago with the mission to improve the unity and integration of Haverhill by capturing — and publicizing — stories of the past, present and future. The library association will purchase the audiovisual equipment needed to undertake the project so that it can be used in the future as well.

“Supporting the Haverhill Library is an important part of our ongoing commitment to serving the neighborhoods where we work and live,” Catalina Celentano, Eversource New Hampshire’s community relations specialist, said in a news release. “This project will empower the community by providing technology they need to preserve the important stories of the people who have shaped Haverhill and the region.”

Joe Kirkpatrick, president of the Haverhill Library Association, said this not the first time Eversource grants have improved the library’s offerings. The library also received another $1,000 grant from the company.

“Last year they funded improved outdoor lighting for the library and contributed toward last August’s very successful Makers Camp at Alumni Hall,” he said.