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Gloucester’s 400 Tales Task Announces Its Very first Biography

New Job Coordinator, Laura Ventimiglia, Rolls Out A few New Ways to Notify Gloucester Stories Enabled by an “Awesome Gloucester” Grant and Challenges an Appeal for Volunteers

Gloucester400™ has announced the 400 Tales Venture has released its first biography recounting the lifetime of a single of the city’s most admired citizens of the past century, Lena Mary Parisi Novello. Penned and investigated by the Project’s new coordinator, Laura Ventimiglia with the assist and cooperation of the Novello spouse and children, Lena Novello’s tale is now accessible on the Gloucester 400 web site for reading and down load.

Shortly soon after assuming management of the 400 Tales Task, Ventimiglia made three formats for telling Gloucester tales that give an opportunity for every person to share their accounts of the men and women who – previous or current – assisted condition the lives of Gloucesterites, their family members, local community, and the upcoming.
– Spotlight Tales: A person to a few composed-paragraph stories about folks, hopefully like a photo or illustration will be featured on the web site, as effectively as social media.
– Biographies: Essays about men and women or groups of people today involving three and 12 internet pages and together with various shots/photos highlighted on GloucesterMA400.org and Fb.
– Oral Histories: Audio or online video interviews also highlighted on the Gloucester400 web page and showcased on Facebook.

A recent grant from the Gloucester chapter of the Wonderful Basis in the amount of $1,000 produced it doable for the 400 Stories Undertaking to receive wanted recording devices to support in gathering oral histories.

Prior to the 2023 quadricentennial celebration, the Gloucester400 ideas to publish two anthologies of Gloucester tales, 1 in print and the other in a multi-media format, to commemorate the city’s 400th anniversary. Further details about acquiring commenced and publishing stories is readily available in the 400 Stories Venture section of the Gloucester400 internet site.

Volunteers Are Urgently Needed
To ensure the successful capture and preservation of as many of Gloucester’s stories as attainable, the Project has issued an attraction for a broad assortment of volunteers with producing, modifying, videography, images, and illustration expertise. Fascinated volunteers are encouraged to call [email protected].

About Laura Ventimiglia, Task Coordinator
Dr. Laura M. Alberghini Ventimiglia is a longtime Gloucester resident whose loved ones right here spans six generations. An creator, historian, and educator, Laura served as a school educator and administrator for more than 20 years. For the duration of her profession she authored quite a few instructional article content as properly as chapters in a number of anthologies. Considering that retiring from greater education and learning, her publications have concentrated on relatives record articles and books of Italian heritage. Laura has been interviewing persons, producing their tales, and encouraging others do the very same for far more than 35 yrs, most not too long ago consulting with the directors of L’Archivio Storico in Cento, Italy as they formulated their on the web museum, Nulla Osta for each il Mondo. She carries on to operate with the on line museum accumulating immigrant stories for their assortment.

About the 400 Tales Job

In keeping with the city’s quadricentennial concept, “Our People, Our Stories,” the goal of the 400 Stories Venture is to acquire, protect, and share the tales of Gloucester’s persons from in the course of its 400-yr history. Starting earlier this yr and continuing as a result of 2023, all inhabitants are inspired to post legitimate stories about memorable individuals and groups of individuals from Gloucester. By these stories, the Job seeks to commemorate the rich variety, strength of character, and exclusive achievements (massive and modest) that have related the persons of Gloucester currently and across the hundreds of years. Specific info, strategies, and guidance for how to submit tales are readily available in the 400 Stories Task section of the Gloucester400 internet site.