Wentworth-Douglass Hospital hosts the Faces of Dover exhibit through May 1, 2010
Each of the twelve Faces of Dover posters on exhibit at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital tells a story through a collage of photos from yesteryear. Topics range from life on the farm to the glory days of the “Golden Girls” of Harvey’s Coffee Shop. Former Wentworth-Douglass Hospital employee, volunteer and WDH Auxilian Lily Ford, 99, is featured on one of the posters. This exhibit was part of a walking tour throughout various locations in downtown Dover last summer and fall.
VP of Community Relations Noreen Biehl said the exhibit is attracting passersby to catch a glimpse of history in photos and clippings. “I’ve watched as patients and visitors stop to look and remember a neighbor or family friend. This exhibit is a wonderful effort by a concerned Dover group that obviously cherishes the value of memories and the histories of Dover families and businesses. We’re grateful we have the chance to host the exhibit.”
According to Cathy Beaudoin, project director, Faces of Dover is a non-profit, community organization developing preservation projects in aid of preserving local history about Dover, New Hampshire and its patrons. The mission of the Faces of Dover project is to seek out, record, and archive “public memories” of Dover through written narratives, audio and video recordings of citizens, web-based social commentary tools, and photography. The City’s collective recollections about Dover’s past centuries will supplement existing archival material, fill in gaps in paper sources, and help the community define and explain present conditions and institution.
The Faces of Dover exhibit is located in the hallway at the back of the Hospital‘s main lobby.