Veterans’ Writings and Stories
York Diversity Forum
Saturday, November 1, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
A panel of Veterans and Veteran writers from New England, including “Warrior Writers” and “Veterans for Peace” will share homecoming experiences, through poetry, prose and story-telling, followed by a Q&A and discussion period with the audience. This program is the first of two titled: Coming Home: Reintegrating veterans into our communities. The second program will take place on November 8 from 10-3.
Fall Film Festival
Sunday, November 2, 3:00 p.m.
A mistaken delivery in Mumbai’s famous lunch delivery connects a neglected housewife and a lonely man. Through a series of exchanged notes they become too involved in their virtual relationship and jeopardize their realities. In Hindi with English subtitles. Rated PG for thematic material and smoking. 104 minutes.
Discover Your Civil War Ancestors
York Public Library & Museums of Old York
Thursday, November 6, 1:00 -5:00 p.m.
An estimated 100 million Americans are descendants of Civil War soldiers. York Public Library and the Museums of Old York are sponsoring Civil War researcher Clay Feeter of York to assist you in your search for your soldier-ancestor and bring his story to life. Using an extensive Union and Confederate Army database, Feeter has performed more than 2,000 Civil War ancestor searches over the years. He notes that “In most cases we can learn what rank an ancestor held, which battles he was in, whether he was wounded or captured and what town and state he lived in at the time he enlisted; occasionally we also find his wife’s name and other rich details to broaden your family’s story.” Please bring the following information to this event: -Ancestors’ birthdate and place of birth, if known. (Note: most Civil War soldiers were born between 1818-47). And, if possible, which state he lived in in 1861. Be sure to check all sides of your family. You may also want to bring in family history notes, genealogy books or even artifacts or discharge papers to share with others at this “Antiques Road Show” type event.