Help make Digging Into History a success!
We have a fundraising goal of $40,000, will you help us reach that?
Why do we have to raise so much you ask? When we traveled to France in 2019, we paid our way over, insurance, and for our time in Paris. Our friends in Seicheprey and the Communauté de Communes Mad et Moselle covered the costs of housing us, feeding us, driving us around, and keeping us busy.
Now it’s our turn! That $40,000 will help us cover food and housing, costs most grant funders won’t cover. The Connecticut Heritage Foundation will match the first $15,000 we raise which helps pay for the insurance, and miscellaneous fees like port-a-potties and linen rentals.
Best of all, as a donor you’ll have a chance to meet the students and join us for a picnic to hear all about what the kids find and what the experience was like!
Want to own a First Edition (sort of) copy of Captain Daniel W. Strickland’s Connecticut Fights: The Story of the 102nd Infantry? Here’s your chance!
Why do we call it a sort of First Edition? In 1937 the State Library purchased from Captain Strickland the unsold bound and unbound copies of the book. The unbound copies remained in the State Library until this year, when the decision was made to bind them and issue them as a limited edition commemorative volume to mark the centennial of World War I.
A new introduction has been written by Walter Woodward, State Historian and a new afterword by Major General Francis Evon which brings the story of the 102nd up to the present.
Proceeds from the sale of this limited edition (only 275 exist) help support our CTinWW1 programming! Learn more here.
Do you have World War I (or World War II, Korea, Vietnam, etc…) photos, letters, or other artifacts you are interested in donating*? Please use this form to contact us!
* We can generally only accept materials from service members who were residents of Connecticut, before, during, or after their service.