Lewis Hine Project: Joe Manning, speaker for Sept. 26 meeting: 7 PM

JoeManning2011SizedOn September 26, 2017, Joe Manning, author and historian, and the creator of the Lewis Hine Project will be the special guest speaker for the Southington Genealogical Society. 

 For the past 11 years, he has been tracking down the life stories of young children that were photographed by child labor investigator Lewis Hine from 1908 to 1924. His more than 5,000 photographs are archived at the Library of Congress, along with the captions, which often identify his subjects. Through careful and persistent research, Manning has contacted and interviewed the descendants—sons, daughters and grandchildren—of many of these child workers, and written stories about how the lives of the child workers turned out, what they were like, and how they are remembered. In Manning’s presentation, he will talk about his research, show some of the Hine photographs, and share some of his most compelling stories. All of Manning’s more than 300 stories can be seen on his website at MorningsOnMapleStreet.com. Formerly Connecticut residents for 30 years, Manning and his wife now live in Northampton, Massachusetts. 

.The meeting will be held at The Orchards at Southington in their second floor community room at 7:00 pm. [Please note the earlier meeting time.] There is no admission charge and no obligation to become a member. No reservations are necessary. The facility is handicapped accessible with an elevator.

The Southington Genealogical Society is a non-profit organization located in central Connecticut that promotes the accurate recording, research and preservation of family history. The society regularly meets on the fourth Tuesday of every month, except December, at The Orchards at Southington, 34 Hobart Street, Southington, Connecticut. For more information, contact the society at southingtongenealogicalsociety@gmail.com and http://southingtongenealogicalsociety.org

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