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Do you have family items pertaining to the World War I era? If so, the Connecticut State Library would like to create a permanent digital record of your items! The Barnum Museum is hosting a digitization day for the State Library on Tuesday, May 24th from 11 to 3. Items will be scanned or photographed, along with a record of your information about them, if known. All work will be done on that day so the items will go home with you. There is no cost to you. These records of American life and history are so important, and now is the time to preserve them! What are we looking for? Almost everything (but no weapons or ammunitions, please). Of special interest are photographs, letters, diaries, journals, mementos and souvenirs, documents, etc. We are also hoping to find information about activities on the home front, such as factory work, selling war bonds, or simply everyday activities of the WWI period in the late 1910s. Next year, 2017, marks the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the war, but keep in mind that war work was going on before then.