Faces of Dover looking for stories

Foster’s Daily Democrat

DOVER — Current and former Dover residents can transform boxes of old photographs into a piece of local history as part of the Faces of Dover project.

The Faces of Dover Committee plans to compile copies of photos throughout the community to tell the history of the city through the stories of those that have been part of the community.

Beth Fisher, a project organizer, said the group is looking to take a contemporary approach to an idea used by other communities who have had themed art campaigns throughout the city.

Fisher said the photographs do not necessarily have to hold any historical significance, although some may, but all must have a connection to the community and its landmarks.

The “walking tour” of photos is planned to begin at the new Greater Dover Chamber of Commerce and Visitor’s Center, then spread throughout the downtown, likely inside businesses that will display the photographs and stories in their window or elsewhere inside the business, which would create foot traffic throughout the downtown, Fischer said.

The photo exhibits will be on view from July to September and a walking guide will be available at the Dover Public Library and the new Chamber of Commerce building at the corner of Central Avenue and Sixth Street.

To learn more about the Faces of Dover historical project, contact Elizabeth Fischer at info@facesofdover.org or 817-1843 or Library Director Cathy Beaudoin at c.beaudoin@dover.nh.gov. The deadline to submit photos is June 1.