A Georgetown Story
Thanks to the generous sponsorship of the Georgetown Village Restoration, Inc., the Georgetown History Project has now achieved its goal of producing a 52 minute documentary by and about the people of Georgetown, Connecticut.
Directed by Redding’s filmmaker John Maher of JEM Films and guided by Redding Town Historian Kathleen von Jena and Georgetown Historian Brent Colley, A Georgetown Story captures for future generations the spirit that has united this community for 200 years.
The Georgetown History Project is a non-profit committee of local volunteers inspired by the redevelopment of the former Gilbert and Bennett wire factory at the center of the village. Since fall 2005, we have been researching, interviewing, fundraising and filming.We are now showing our film at area venues.
Please see our calendar for details:
Support This Community Effort!We are taking orders for DVDs of the film and our popular “544” T-shirts. Each item is $20, with a discounted price of $15 for each additional DVD or shirt. Please make your check payable to
Broad-based support from many local organizations and individuals has enabled us to raise $61,000 of the $64,000 budgeted for production.
Your contribution will help ensure the distribution of A Georgetown Story to local schools, libraries and television stations, and support ongoing efforts to preserve Georgetown’s history.
Georgetown History Project
P.O. Box 347, Georgetown, CT 06829.
For further information, email us at
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