‘Faces’ lead the way through downtown Dover

Foster’s Daily Democrat

DOVER — The “Faces Of Dover” Committee is proudly exhibiting its first community project in 12 downtown Dover stores. Each unique, large “Faces of Dover” poster tells a proud story of Dover’s heritage and showcases a person or family who has shared their tale and Dover connections with the committee.

A short walking tour will take spectators along the route to all the poster locations in the city. At each location, they can view original and informative collages of photographs and read never-heard-before stories about topics ranging from life on a Dover farm of yesteryear, to the 1933 City Hall fire, and even the “Golden Girls” of Harvey’s Coffee Shop.

Locations of the posters are: the Greater Dover Chamber of Commerce, Garrison Hill Florists, Ross Furniture, Café on the Corner, Alie Jewelers, Nuance Home Accents and Gifts, One Second Computer, Janetos Superette, Harvey’s Bakery & Coffee Shop, Central Paint and Coatings, Adelle’s Coffeehouse, and Blue Moon Unique Gifts & Imports. Informational cards with a route map and store addresses are available at many downtown locations.

The “Faces of Dover” posters are just the initial step in a long-term public project which will include building an online Dover history encyclopedia, the “DoverWiki,” through citizens’ participation and contributions of facts and memories. Though just in its infant stages, those interested may view the new wiki at:www.FacesOfDover.org/faces.

Additionally, Fosters.com has provided a blog for “Faces of Dover” news and updates about the project atwww.Fosters.com/FacesOfDover.

To assist or for more information, email info@facesofdover.org or call project coordinator Beth Fischer at 817-1843.