“Darien,” which features more than 200 vintage images from Darien Historical Society’s collection and contributions of longtime residents, is now available to purchase around town.
The book was written and compiled by Darien Historical Society directors Dean Rodkin, Deborah Coulman and Debra Kieras, and member Mary Krekelberg.
"Our goal is doing this is to develop a sense of community pride and to make people aware of what they are a part of," said Rodkin. "We want to hopefully create a situation where people feel more invested in their community."
“Darien” was a labor of love on the part of the authors, who strongly believe that an awareness of the past fosters a sense of community pride and belonging—and generates civic pride in both long-time residents and those recently arrived.
While you can purchase the book from several locations around town including Barnes & Noble, Walgreens and Frugal Muse Books, the Historical Society asks that residents purchase it directly from them. Thay way, all proceeds will go back into the organization.
E-mail Dean Rodkin to purchase a copy: firstname.lastname@example.org
Click here to read more about the authors and to learn about the history of Darien.
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