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See Stories from People After the Marathon Bombing and Share Your Own

The Watertown Free Public Library will host an archive of stories, photos and more from Bombing and aftermath on Jan. 25.

A photo of the Boston Marathon Bombing memorial, which is part of the Our Marathon archive coming to Watertown. Photo: Our Marathon.
A photo of the Boston Marathon Bombing memorial, which is part of the Our Marathon archive coming to Watertown. Photo: Our Marathon.

Watertown residents will have a chance to read stories, see photos and more contributed by people in the Boston area after the Marathon Bombing and the days following. Residents will also have a chance to make their own contributions.

On Saturday Jan. 25, "Our Marathon: The Boston Bombing Digital Archive" - a collection of stories, photos, videos, and social media collected from people after the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings and its aftermath - will be at the Watertown Free Public Library from 1-4 p.m., library officials announced Friday.

Along with seeing what others have shared, Watertown residents will have a chance to share their stories, photos and more during the event.

"No story is too small for Our Marathon. We believe that sharing stories from survivors, families, witnesses, visitors to the city, and everyone around the world touched by the event will speed the healing process. We also believe that a digital archive will preserve these stories for future generations, allowing them to see how so many of us experienced the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings," archive organizers said.

A room will be set aside for people who want to share their stories on film.

The archive is a community project hosted by Northeastern University’s NULab for Maps, Texts, and Networks. 

For additional information about Our Marathon and this event, visit www.northeastern.edu/marathon or email marathon@neu.edu (Direct e-mails to Jim McGrath and Alicia Peaker, Our Marathon Project Directors).

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