The Cape Verdean History Project
October 15 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The Cape Verdean History Project, a social history mapping of the Cape Verdean people in Norwich, will be on view in the Community Room on Saturday, October 15, from 12pm – 2pm. This yearlong project was sponsored by the St. Anthony Chapel Foundation in Norwich and the Connecticut State Historic Preservation Office and funded by the Community Investment Act of the State of Connecticut.
Through oral history gathering and Geographic Information System (GIS) mapping, this study was conducted by historic preservation consultant Rachel D. Carley, with assistance from New England GeoSystems and Roberta J. Vincent, President of the St. Anthony Chapel Foundation. The project captures the stories of this rich immigrant community while tracking neighborhood development and the places that were important to the Cape Verdeans who contributed to the history and culture of Norwich.
Attendees will be able to view the final report, along with photos and recordings of the participants, from 12pm – 2pm in the Community Room. There will be a presentation with guest speakers at 12:30pm. Registration is required to attend; please register online, or call Julie at 860-889-2365, ext. 128.