If you’re a long-time Hopedale resident, or if your family hails from this awesome town, we want to hear from you! The Hopedale Women’s History Project is hoping to find documents from Hopedale families that will help us recreate Hopedale’s history from the point of view of its most active and important citizens the women! We are searching to finddiaries, letters, or memorabilia, or to talk to people men and women who have memories of growing up in one of the most important factory towns in the Blackstone River Valley. Right now, we are especially interested in any documents about World War I or the Spanish Flu Pandemic of 1918 the centenary of both of these earth-shattering events is this fall, and we want to try and write the history of this important time through the residents’ eyes. Women were the ones who sent their husbands and sons off to war, and nursed the sick, both inside and outside the home. All of Hopedale history is important, but the women’s voices have been lost until now! It doesn’t matter who wrote the letter or diary, or who is telling us the story we all had mothers, and every story is important. If you think you can help us with our project, or if you have any documents or stories about Hopedale history of any time period you’d like to share, con- tact us at Hopedalewomen@ gmail.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HopedaleWomen. Or come to our next Hopedale Women’s History Project meeting on September 19, 2018, at 6:30 p.m. in the program room at Bancroft Memorial Library, 50 Hopedale Street. For more information, contact Linda Hixon at 508 373-8315.