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Calling all hoarders: Norwalk photographs wanted

NORWALK, Conn. – If you’ve got old Norwalk photos or documents you may be able to assist in creating a walking history trail for the Wall Street area, courtesy of Norwalk 2.0.

Jackie Lightfield and Maribeth Becker of Norwalk 2.0, a community and economic development organization, are looking for images that document the history of Wall Street and downtown Norwalk between the 1930s and the 1980s. A selection will be chosen for reproduction in a walking history trail exhibit and map and website that will be installed next month.

Anyone with photos, maps or images that illustrate the many changes in that area can bring them to POP City, located at 68 Wall St., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24 or from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 26. All materials will be scanned on the spot and returned, the women say.

“We’ve long been believers that cultural exhibits don’t have to always be in a formal setting and contained within a building out of context where things actually happened,” said Lightfield in a statement. “We hope that by placing an exhibit in context of what is here now and what was once there will enable the viewer to explore the ties to the recent past and connect with how history is something that is living part of a community.”

“So much of what Wall Street was in its peak is still visible;” said Becker in a statement. “This exhibit will bring stories to life.”

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  1. TLawton

    I’ve seen a couple of web based exhibits of both Stamford and Greenwich titled something along the lines of ‘you know you are from Stamford if you remember this…’. Does anyone who visits this blog know if there are any Norwalk dedicated resources like these? Facebook? Webpage or website? Or will this be the first? Thanks TL

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