Candia Heritage Commission seeking recollections from residents
By RYAN O’CONNOR
Union Leader Correspondent | February 26. 2014 8:26PM
“We welcome stories and cherished memories of people and places most of us have forgotten or never knew,” said Diane Philbrick, chair of the Candia Heritage Commission, the group overseeing the project.
“It didn’t really gain traction right away, but the heritage commission has decided to move forward with this project now,” she said. “The bicentennial people actually did a pretty good job of updating the town’s history, but here we are, 50 years later, and it’s been a long time since we’ve done this, so that’s the goal here.”
“There’s such a rich variety of subjects out there, depending on someone’s experiences, and I really think this is going to be very fun,” said Philbrick. “When a person tells you something about history, well, I guess history becomes personal. It’s a little more tangible.”
“It’s that type of thing that may turn into some wonderful stories,” said Philbrick. “We’re just trying to get the word out and we’re seeking folks who would like to write us a little story, maybe just a couple paragraphs, and then we’re going to put that together and make it available for the community.”
“If we’re going to put something together, we really need photos to catch the eye and make people interested,” she said. “It can’t be totally text.”